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Southwest Airlines Jet Out of SFO Makes Emergency Landing in San Jose

A Southwest Airlines jet that took off from San Francisco International Airport made an emergency landing in San Jose on Wednesday after a passenger was caught smoking in the plane’s restroom, officials said.

Southwest Flight 1250 was on its way to Los Angeles when it made a safe emergency landing at Mineta San Jose International Airport, according to airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes.

A passenger on the plane told NBC Bay Area a man was smoking in the plane’s restroom, which triggered an alarm and caused the plane to divert to San Jose. Southwest later confirmed “a customer was allegedly smoking in the aft lavatory.”

Passenger Edmund Lo said the man had boarded the jet in a wheelchair, but then got up and walked around. When the plane reached cruising altitude, the man went to the restroom, and moments later, the alarm sounded, Lo said.

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Published: May 30, 2018

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