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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ewr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B757 Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Navigation In Use||Other|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Mid flight, I was walking from first class to coach galley. Just after I passed the mid lavatory, I smelled marijuana smoke. I turned and walked back up to the mid lavatory and passed the passenger that had just come out of that lavatory. He also smelled of marijuana. I checked the lavatory and the trash compartment and found nothing unusual, but I could still smell it. I then went to the passenger and kneeled down to talk discreetly to him. I said, 'consider this a warning, if you 'light up' again, we will land this plane and have you taken off.' he looked up at me and said, 'yeah, oh, ok' or words to that effect. I notified the other flight attendants and asked them to keep an eye on him and I notified the captain. There were witnesses on board who smelled the smoke as he came out of the lavatory. Upon landing in ewr, he was met on the jetbridge by local police and arrested. I was escorted to the airport police station where I filed my report. I am told that he had several baggies of marijuana on him when arrested.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FLT ATTENDANT RPT REGARDING A PAX WHO WAS SMOKING MARIJUANA IN THE LAVATORY. WHEN PAX CAME OUT HE SMELLED OF MARIJUANA AND FLT ATTENDANT NOTED WHERE HE WAS SEATED. SHE SPOKE TO HIM INDICATING THAT IF HE LIT UP AGAIN THE PLANE WOULD BE DIVERTED AND HE WOULD BE ARRESTED. AT DEST ARPT HE WAS ARRESTED.
Narrative: MID FLT, I WAS WALKING FROM FIRST CLASS TO COACH GALLEY. JUST AFTER I PASSED THE MID LAVATORY, I SMELLED MARIJUANA SMOKE. I TURNED AND WALKED BACK UP TO THE MID LAVATORY AND PASSED THE PAX THAT HAD JUST COME OUT OF THAT LAVATORY. HE ALSO SMELLED OF MARIJUANA. I CHKED THE LAVATORY AND THE TRASH COMPARTMENT AND FOUND NOTHING UNUSUAL, BUT I COULD STILL SMELL IT. I THEN WENT TO THE PAX AND KNEELED DOWN TO TALK DISCREETLY TO HIM. I SAID, 'CONSIDER THIS A WARNING, IF YOU 'LIGHT UP' AGAIN, WE WILL LAND THIS PLANE AND HAVE YOU TAKEN OFF.' HE LOOKED UP AT ME AND SAID, 'YEAH, OH, OK' OR WORDS TO THAT EFFECT. I NOTIFIED THE OTHER FLT ATTENDANTS AND ASKED THEM TO KEEP AN EYE ON HIM AND I NOTIFIED THE CAPT. THERE WERE WITNESSES ON BOARD WHO SMELLED THE SMOKE AS HE CAME OUT OF THE LAVATORY. UPON LNDG IN EWR, HE WAS MET ON THE JETBRIDGE BY LCL POLICE AND ARRESTED. I WAS ESCORTED TO THE ARPT POLICE STATION WHERE I FILED MY RPT. I AM TOLD THAT HE HAD SEVERAL BAGGIES OF MARIJUANA ON HIM WHEN ARRESTED.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.