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    Teen flies to Hawaii hidden in landing gear

    FAA says 105 stowaways have tried similar attempts since 1947; 25 survived

    http://www.local10.com/news/Teen-fli...-gear/25577670

    Apparently he's just a runaway who popped out of the wheel well of Hawaii Airlines Flight 45 on Sunday to the amazement of the ground crew at the Kahului Airport on the island of Maui -- and triggering a host of questions.

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    The 16-year-old apparently hitched a ride from San Jose, California, to Maui in the landing-gear wheel well of a Boeing 767, Hawaiian Airlines said.
    Woah! Kid is lucky he survived!

    Having said that really? They are busy practically strip searching American Citizens and making us give up our toothpaste before boarding a plane and a kid just wandered onto the airport tarmac and hid in the wheel well?

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    Yesterday the SJ airport was denying that he got over the barb-wired fence. People being interviewed said a person could put their jacket over the top and just hop over, it wouldn't be that difficult.

    http://www.local10.com/news/Teen-fli...-gear/25577670

    The boy could face permanent brain damage from the experience, in fact, it's "more likely than not," Stahl said. He could face neurological issues, memory problems or a lower IQ.

    When the ground crew at Kahului Airport noticed the boy, he was wandering the tarmac, dazed and confused.

    The teen also could have frostbite or a kidney injury because when the body freezes, particles of muscle enter the blood stream and damage the kidneys, Stahl said.
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    Teen lives with his father and step-family and wanted to get to Africa to his mother. Got on the first plane he saw. Says he's unscathed, so he's very very lucky.

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/bay-...-eyeing-africa
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    San Jose airport officials say surveillance video shows a figure cross the tarmac and head towards the 767.

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/2...rom-california

    The slight teenager, first seen on a security camera video, did not appear again until later Sunday morning, when airline workers spotted him 2,350 miles to the west, walking on the tarmac at Kahului Airport on the island of Maui.

    Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/04/22/3...#storylink=cpy
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    The boy told investigators he crawled into the wheel well of the plane and lost consciousness when the plane took off.

    An hour after the plane landed at Kahului Airport, the boy regained consciousness and emerged to a "dumbfounded" ground crew, the FBI's Simon said.

    The Maui airport has video of him crawling out of the left main gear area.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/21/us/hawaii-plane-stowaway/

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    Video at bottom of story, shows where teen would have had to be for flight

    http://news.kron4.com/news/video-sto...e-of-his-life/
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    Quote Originally Posted by SophieRose View Post
    Teen lives with his father and step-family and wanted to get to Africa to his mother. Got on the first plane he saw. Says he's unscathed, so he's very very lucky.

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/bay-...-eyeing-africa
    So are they going to send him back to the US or send him on to Africa?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew View Post
    So are they going to send him back to the US or send him on to Africa?
    The boy spent Tuesday "resting comfortably" in a Hawaii hospital, said Kayla Rosenfeld of the state's Department of Human Services.

    Officials with child welfare services, which now has custody of the teen, are making arrangements to send him home, she said.

    Santa Clara Unified School District spokeswoman Jennifer Dericco confirmed the teenager was a high school student in the district.

    "We're working with them, and just making sure that he and his family and any of his peers have all the support that they need when he returns," she said.

    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sec...bay&id=9512144

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...#ixzz2zkh5Zvea

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    The kid was aiming for a spot in this year's Darwin Awards.
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    A lot of good all of our security measures are doing for us !
    Hard to believe this was possible ; but I'm glad the teen seems to be o.k.

    As far as the cameras recording him climbing the fence at the airport... cameras do no good at all , if no one is watching them. Couldn't they install some sort of motion sensor/alarm for people who can access airport barriers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew View Post
    So are they going to send him back to the US or send him on to Africa?
    The family just moved here from Somalia. The father says it's not safe to go back there.
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    This story sounds so fishy to me. How could the kid possibly survive..let alone walk away unscathed. Today a story about giving him food and water after he was found. The photo of him on the gurney..his clothes look clean. Just seems the below zero temps, lack of oxygen, the very harsh cramped, probably dusty, greasy conditions of being inside a wheel well. Let alone the possibility of falling out if unconcious, or getting crushed by the huge wheels.

    I wonder if he actually got in the cargo area and officials do not want to make that public. I cant believe a kid (or anyone for that matter)...able to climb a fence and walk around the planes for hours. It could just as easily been a terrorist planting bombs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonya610 View Post
    Woah! Kid is lucky he survived!

    Having said that really? They are busy practically strip searching American Citizens and making us give up our toothpaste before boarding a plane and a kid just wandered onto the airport tarmac and hid in the wheel well?
    All the "security" set in place after 9/11, with the exception of keeping a sterile, locked, cockpit, is theater, plain and simple. Which is why this kid was able to get out there.

    Patriot Act, TSA, Homeland security, useless, all of it. It's all theater to keep people on edge and cover up power grabs by the defense industry and war machine.
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