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Yahye Abdi in an interview with KPIX 5. Abdi stowed away on the wheel well of Hawaiian Airlines jet from San Jose to Maui on April 20, 2014 and survived the flight despite freezing temperatures and low oxygen. (CBS)

South Bay Teen Stowaway Planned To Sneak Onto Other Flights To See Mother

A teenage stowaway who hitched a ride from San Jose to Hawaii in the wheel well of a jet says he knew exactly what he was doing when he hopped a fence at the airport.

06/18/2014

Yahye Abdi in an interview with KPIX 5. Abdi stowed away on the wheel well of Hawaiian Airlines jet from San Jose to Maui on April 20, 2014 and survived the flight despite freezing temperatures and low oxygen. (CBS)

Teen Stowaway Tells All About Surviving Journey From San Jose Airport To Hawaii In KPIX 5 Interview

A Bay Area teen who survived a flight to Hawaii by stowing away in a wheel well of a jet has spoken candidly about his death defying journey in an interview with KPIX 5.

06/18/2014

15-year-old Yahya Abdi survived a flight from Mineta San Jose International Airport to Maui, Hawaii in the wheel well of a jetliner on April 20, 2014. (The Daily Mail / Facebook)

Pilot Explains Delay After Santa Clara Stowaway Found Aboard Hawaii Flight

Pilot to flight control: “…um, we have a little gate delay here. A guy is seeming to have stowed away in the landing gear.”

06/03/2014

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Woman With Bay Area Ties Falls 150-Feet From Zipline To Her Death In Maui

A Maui woman with Bay Area ties fell 150-feet to her death Thursday.

05/01/2014

Hawaiian Airlines jet. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Family Of Stowaway Teen Breaks Silence About Hawaiian Flight And Miraculous Survival

The family of the 15 year old who breached security at Mineta San Jose International Airport and stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet says he’s run away before, and was not trying to get to Africa, or see his birth mother, despite international reports.

04/28/2014

(Photo Dylan Ashe, San Jose Via Wiki/Flickr Creative Commons License http://www.flickr.com/photos/ackook/1233393504/ )

Teen Hawaii Stowaway Sneaked Into Secure Area Of SJ Airport Despite Hundreds Of Security Cameras

San Jose’s Mineta Airport has hundreds of security cameras, but they were unable to deter a teenage boy that snuck onto a secure area hours before stowing away in the wheel well of a plane bound for Hawaii.

04/23/2014

(Photo Dylan Ashe, San Jose Via Wiki/Flickr Creative Commons License http://www.flickr.com/photos/ackook/1233393504/ )

Stowaway Teen On San Jose-Hawaii Flight Forces Review Of Airport Security

A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport’s tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation’s airline fleet.

04/21/2014

(CBS News)

Surveillance Video Shows Teen Stowaway Climbing Into Wheel Well of Jet

Airport surveillance video could dispel doubts that a 15-year-old boy from the Bay Area actually hitched a ride aboard a passenger jet and flew from San Jose Mineta International Airport to Maui over the weekend, and survived the flight.

04/21/2014

Maui Airport. (CBS)

How Rare Was San Jose Teen’s Successful Wheel Well Stowaway Flight?

The South Bay teen who survived a five plus hour flight inside the wheel well of a jet traveling from San Jose to Maui is lucky to be alive today. A look at other stowaway attempts reveals that successful wheel well trips are rare, but not completely unprecedented.

04/21/2014

(Photo Dylan Ashe, San Jose Via Wiki/Flickr Creative Commons License http://www.flickr.com/photos/ackook/1233393504/ )

Teen Stowaway Won’t Face Federal Charges For Sneaking On San Jose To Maui Flight

The city of San Jose will not pursue criminal charges against a teen boy who snuck into the wheel well of an airliner early Sunday and survived a five-hour flight to Hawaii, San Jose Mineta International Airport officials said.

04/21/2014

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