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Airport official: Teen had no clue he was in Maui

April 23, 2014
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — The head of Maui's main airport says a 15-year-old stowaway aboard a flight from San Jose had no clue he was in Maui after jumping from a jetliner's wheel well to the tarmac.

Maui District Airport Manager Marvin Moniz told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the boy was disoriented and weak when he got off the Boeing 767, and he was questioned for about 30 minutes by FBI and Transportation Security Administration officials.

Moniz says the boy wobbled as he walked and was soft-spoken, not saying much other than his journey started with an argument at home.

Moniz says when asked whether his mom and dad knew he ran away, the boy said he had a stepmom and had not seen his biological mother since he was 2.

 
 

 

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