Teen survives 5-hour flight in jet wheel well

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Monday, April 21, 2014

NBC: A 16-year-old boy survived a flight from California to Hawaii stowed away in a jet wheel well.

FBI spokesman Tom Simon told NBC News the teenager was questioned by the FBI after Maui airport personnel found him on the tarmac without identification. After questioning, the boy was taken by child protective services, Simon said.

Simon said the 16-year-old is a runaway from Santa Clara, Calif., who stowed away aboard Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 on Sunday morning after apparently choosing the plane at random.

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