Cramped wheel well where stow­away boy, 15, was found

...Says he wanted to go to Africa to find his mom

Daily Trust - - DIGEST -

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.

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