Mineta San Jose International Airport
Bay Area Congressman Eric Swalwell says a teen stowaway who flew to Hawaii in a jet wheel well should never have been able to climb the San Jose International Airport fence undetected.
A few weeks before a 15-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration conducted a review of San Jose’s airport and found its perimeter to be in compliance with the agency’s security requirements.
Spokeswoman Kayla Rosenfeld of the Hawaii Department of Human Services that Abdilahi Yusuf has arrived in Honolulu. Rosenfeld said the department’s child welfare unit won’t disclose any information on the release of Yahya Abdi because of privacy concerns and confidentiality.
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.
A woman claiming to be the mother of the 15-year-old boy who survived a flight from San Jose to Hawaii in a plane’s wheel well said the boy’s father falsely told their children that she died in a rocket attack, according to a report in a British newspaper.
The father of the Bay Area teen who survived a dangerous flight from San Jose to Hawaii as a stowaway in the wheel well of a jetliner went through a range of emotions as Hawaii police explained his son’s ordeal.
For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
A teenager who stowed away in the wheel well of an airplane for a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii is resting at a Honolulu hospital.
A Santa Clara teenager remained in custody Tuesday, two days after apparently surviving a five hour flight across the Pacific Ocean tucked inside the plane’s wheel well.
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.