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Southwest flight makes emergency landing because a passenger was allegedly smoking pot

A Southwest flight had to make an emergency landing in California after a passenger allegedly lit a joint in the bathroom.

(Reuters)

A Southwest Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing in Northern California Wednesday afternoon after a passenger lit on board.

Flight 1250 was on the way from San Francisco to Los Angeles when the passenger allegedly started smoking pot in the airplane toilet.

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“It seemed that someone needed to smoke a joint on a plane, and he went to the bathroom, smoked his blunt, and the fire alarm,” passenger Jonathan Burkes told CBS Los Angeles.

The pilot diverted the flight to Mineta San Jose International Airport, about 50 miles south of San Francisco, after the report of a “mechanical difficulties,” a spokeswoman from the San Jose airport, told The Mercury News.

The plane landed safely around 4:10 a.m. and the passenger accused of smoking has been transferred to the police. The remaining 32 passengers were on different planes to go to their destination.

Southwest Airlines released the following statement to Fox News about the incident: “Southwest Airlines flight 1250 with the shipping service from San Francisco to Los Angeles landed safely after diverting to San Jose following indications a Customer was allegedly smoking in the rear toilet. The flight landed without incident where it was met by the local police, and the Customer in question was transferred to the local authorities. Our Employees in San Jose worked hard to get the remaining 32 Customers on other aircraft to travel further.”

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A similar incident happened last December on a Southwest flight when a passenger threatened to “kill everyone” on the issue after disabling the smoke detector and smoking on board.

 

 

Amy’s Place is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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