Plane Makes Emergency Landing When Passenger Smokes Joint

Southwest Airlines flight 1250 from San Francisco to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in at San Jose Mineta International Airport on May 30th after a passenger allegedly smoked a joint in the plane’s bathroom after takeoff.

that the person accused of smoking on the plane was turned over to authorities after landing. It is illegal to smoke on an airplane. It can lead to criminal charges and a fine of up to $5,000.

According to the report, the passenger lit up in the bathroom on the plane and set off the smoke alarms on board. Passengers reported smelling smoke, and some indicated it smelled like marijuana.

“It looked like that someone needed to smoke a joint on a plane, and he went into the bathroom, smoked his blunt, and set off the fire alarm,” passenger Jonathan Burkes told KCAL CBS News Los Angeles.

After the plane landed in San Jose, firefighters confronted the man and he was removed from the flight. The 32 remaining passengers completed their flight and the plane eventually arrived in Burbank, CA.

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