In Au­gust, 2013, a 13- or 14-year-old boy in Nigeria sur­vived a 35-minute trip in the wheel well of a do­mes­tic flight af­ter stow­ing away. Au­thor­i­ties cred­ited the flight’s short du­ra­tion and al­ti­tude of about 25,000.

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he sur­vived that.”

His mis­ad­ven­ture im­me­di­ately raised se­cu­rity ques­tions. A Con­gress­man who serves on the Home­land Se­cu­rity com­mit­tee won­dered how the teen could have snuck onto the air­field at San Jose un­no­ticed.

The boy was re­leased to child pro­tec­tive ser­vices and not charged with a crime, Si­mon said. In Au­gust, 2013, a 13- or 14-yearold boy in Nigeria sur­vived a 35-minute trip in the wheel well of a do­mes­tic flight af­ter stow­ing away. Au­thor­i­ties cred­ited the flight’s short du­ra­tion and al­ti­tude of about 25,000. Oth­ers stow­ing away in wheel wells have died, in­clud­ing a 16-year-old killed af­ter stow­ing away aboard a flight from Char­lotte, N.C., to Bos­ton in 2010 and a man who fell onto a sub­ur­ban Lon­don street as a flight from An­gola be­gan its de­scent in 2012.

Culled from huff­in­g­ton­post. com

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