PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Passengers were forced off of a plane at Philadelphia International Airport this morning over fears that a banned Samsung phone had been carried on board.
A spokeswoman for American Airlines says ‘Galaxy Note 7’ appeared on a list of WiFi networks on the Philly-to-Miami flight. The captain asked for the passengers to be re-screened as a precaution. We’re told the search turned up nothing.READ MORE: Pennsauken Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Shadid Fauntleroy While Crossing Route 130
Last month, the FAA banned the Galaxy Note 7 from all flights after Samsung admitted faulty batteries in the phones were prone to burst into flames.READ MORE: Ben Simmons Saga: Sixers Suspend Simmons 1 Game For 'Conduct Detrimental To The Team'
In this case, it appears to have been an inappropriately named WiFi network that caused the scare.MORE NEWS: Temple Police Issue Warning After Reports Of Man On Scooter Touching Women Inappropriately
Passengers were allowed to reboard around 1 p.m. — about three hours after the flight was supposed to depart PHL.