APNewsBreak: Pilot on tape talks of teen stowaway
SAN JOSE, Calif. ( AP) — About an hour after a California teen was discovered on a Hawaii runway in April, a nonplussed pilot preparing to depart tells air traffic controllers he will be a bit delayed because “a guy is seeming to have stowed away in the landing gear from San Jose to Maui.”
The pilot was referring to 15- year- old Yahya Abdi, a Somali immigrant who ran away from his Santa Clara, California, home, hopped a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport and climbed into the wheel well of the closest plane. The jet took off a few hours later for a 5 1/ 2- hour flight to Maui on April 20.
Abdi improbably survived the flight at 35,000 feet despite low oxygen and freezing temperatures.
Video footage from the Maui airport shows him dropping to the tarmac about an hour after the jet landed.
BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The black boxes containing the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder are in the hands of federal safety investigators trying to determine the cause of a fiery weekend crash outside Boston that killed Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz and six others on his jet.