He reportedly triggered the smoke alarm in the bathroom minutes after the flight departed
Grant Gustin allegedly tried to vape on a plane, and to no one on board’s surprise, it didn’t work out very well.
The star of CW’s The Flash was flying first class during a recent Compass Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Vancouver when he triggered the smoke alarm with a vape pen, according to TMZ, which first reported the incident. The outlet notes that minutes after the flight took off, Gustin went straight into the bathroom with his vape, and smoke began coming out from under the door, setting off an alarm, witnesses reportedly said.
TMZ claims that the pilot and the co-pilots put on oxygen masks because of smoke in the cockpit.
A representative for Gustin had no comment about the incident. CW did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
A spokesperson for Compass Airlines confirmed to PEOPLE that the aircraft, “experienced a smoke indicator from the forward lavatory while in flight. A vaping pen was confiscated from a cooperative passenger. The flight landed safely in Vancouver, without delay.”
Flight attendants reportedly confronted Gustin, who willingly gave up his vape pen and explained that he had been vaping to relax. The flight continued as scheduled and when the plane landed in Vancouver, he was met by authorities, but they let him go with a warning.
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According to the Transportation Security Administration, “Battery-powered E-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, and electronic nicotine delivery systems may only be carried in the aircraft cabin (in carry-on baggage or on your person),” but are prohibited from being used on the aircraft. The FAA has banned these devices from checked bags.