A boy stowed in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 on a flight from California to Hawaii has miraculously survived unharmed despite freezing temperatures and a lack of oxygen.
FBI officials said staff at Maui’s Kahului Airport noticed the boy on the tarmac after the Hawaiian Airlines plane landed and notified security.
“Our primary concern now is for the well-being of the boy, who is exceptionally lucky to have survived,” Hawaiian Airlines said.
FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said security footage from the San Jose airport showed the boy from Santa Clara, California, hopped a fence to get to Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 on Sunday morning.
Simon said the boy, who had run away from his family, would would not be charged and was referred to child protective services.