16-year-old boy, seen sitting on a stretcher centre, who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
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US teenager survives five-hour flight in wheel well

A 16-year-old boy has survived an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.

The teenager is reported to have run away from home and jumped over a fence at San Jose airport to get to the plane.

Airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said video surveillance was being reviewed.

Mariko Oi reports.

  • 22 Apr 2014
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