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Southwest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles diverted to San Jose because a passenger smoked

  • Flight 1250 left the San Francisco International Airport headed to LAX when an in-air emergency was called on Wednesday
  • The flight was then diverted to Mineta San Jose International Airport where it landed safely at 4.10pm
  • Local authorities detained the passenger 

A Southwest Airlines flight forced to make an emergency landing at San Jose International Ariport on Wednesday after a passenger was found smoking in the bathroom. 

Flight 1250 left the San Francisco International Airport headed to LAX when an in-air emergency was called. 

The flight was then diverted to Mineta San Jose International Airport where it landed safely at 4.10pm, KTVU reports. 

Flight 1250 left the San Francisco International Airport headed to LAX when an in-air emergency was called on Wednesday and caused it to be diverted to San Jose (stock)

The plane was said to have experienced ‘mechanical difficulties’ before making the landing, according to officials with the airport.

There were no flight delays at Mineta San Jose Airport and no one was listed as being injured.  

There were no flight delays at Mineta San Jose Airport and no one was listed as being injured

There were no flight delays at Mineta San Jose Airport and no one was listed as being injured

Local authorities detained the passenger, according to a statement the airline sent to Mercury News. 

Southwest is working on getting the other 32 passengers to their destination.  

Smoking on planes was banned in the U.S in 2000. 

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