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Teen Travels from California to Hawaii in Plane Wheel Well

Posted Monday, April 21st 2014 @ 8am  by KFBK News

FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

The FBI says the boy was questioned after being discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport with no identification.

Security footage from the San Jose airport verified that the boy from Santa Clara hopped a fence to get to Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 on Sunday morning.

The FBI says the child had run away from his family. He was released to child protective services and not charged with a crime.


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