Cramped wheel well where stowaway boy, 15, was found
...Says he wanted to go to Africa to find his mom
The stowaway teen who miraculously survived a five hour flight to Hawaii hidden in the wheel arch of a Boeing 767 has told officials he does not want to return home to California, MailOnline can reveal.
The 15-year-old – whose family are originally from Africa - ran away from the home he shares with his father, stepmother and four siblings because he wanted to find his real mother, who he has not seen since he was two.
It came as a picture of the cramped wheel well where he cowered for hours in freezing conditions emerged on The Maui News.MailOnline can also reveal he actually left the house in Santa Clara on Friday night, meaning he was missing for around 36 hours by the time he was found on the tarmac at Maui airport, Hawaii.