'The Flash' star Grant Gustin tries to relax by vaping on a flight, ends up setting off smoke alarm instead
Witnesses claim that the smoke from Gustin's vaping pen set off a smoke alarm after it seeped into the cockpit of the flight.
Grant Gustin may be a superhero on screen, but the actor got no applause for filling a plane en route to Canada with smoke from his vaping pen on Sunday night. The 29-year-old star, who was reportedly traveling first class on Compass Airlines Flight 6006, wanted to relax during his journey and took to vaping in the toilet, which as we all know is a huge no-no.
According to TMZ, the plane which had 68 passengers on board was filled with intense smoke pretty fast. Witnesses claim that the smoke set off a smoke alarm after it seeped into the cockpit. In fact, the smoke was so dense that the captain and co-pilot had to wear oxygen masks.
The flight reportedly did not have to be diverted, but Gustin was held on the plane after the flight landed in Vancouver, and he was met by the Canadian authorities. Thankfully for Gustin, he was let off with a warning, According to a statement given by Compass Airlines representative, flight 6006 "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."
Gustin's cooperation clearly worked in his favor, because there have been many instances where famous people have been escorted out of planes for breaking the rules.
Most famously, Alec Baldwin, who was on a flight from New York City to Los Angeles in 2011, refused to stop playing the Scrabble-adjacent Words With Friends game on his mobile phone during takeoff. After an aggravated exchange with the flight attendants, he was kicked off the plane. However, that did not stop Baldwin from writing a series of angry tweets about the incident.
Although Gustin got off much easier than Baldwin did because of the aforementioned cooperation, his fans are still very disappointed in his actions and many have expressed their shock on Twitter.