SAN FRANCISCO – A Southwest passenger who breaks an FAA regulation on Wednesday afternoon may have reported an emergency landing at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). CBS San Francisco reports on the flight from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which was redirected to SJC after reports of a fire.
Airport officials said Southwest Flight 1250 from San Francisco to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) turn to King City and flew to San Jose for concerns over a possible fire. The flight landed safely at 1
The plane rolled without incident to a gate.
The San Jose Fire Department later confirmed that the entire incident may have been caused by a passenger allegedly smoking in the lavatory.
The smoke in the room may have sent smoke into the cabin, resulting in a fire.
Smoking in an airplane is illegal and could lead to criminal consequences. Southwest later confirmed that the customer in question was handed over to local authorities.
No one was injured and no flights were delayed because of the emergency at the airport.
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