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Stowaway Survives 2500 Miles In Airplane Wheel Well


After getting in a fight with his parents and running away, a 16 yr old boy reportedly hopped the fence of the San Jose airport and climbed into the wheel well of a nearby plane.  The plane he selected belonged to Hawaiian airlines.  While this all but insured that the final destination would be an island paradise, it came with the slight inconvienence of spending a minimum of 5 hours crammed into the underbelly of the plane.

Not only did the boy miraculously survive the harsh conditions, which included frigid temperatures and lack of oxygen, but was relatively unharmed.  I am assuming we would be telling a much sadder story had he decided that a trip to Australia sounded like a good idea and stowed away in a Qantas Airlines jet.