16-year-old California stowaway survives flight to Hawaii in plane’s wheel well

Officials say a 16-year-old boy is “lucky to be alive” after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane’s wheel well, surviving temperatures estimated to be around 80 degrees below zero at 38,000 feet — and a lack of oxygen.

“Doesn’t even remember the flight,” FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on Sunday night. “It’s amazing he survived that…. (he) was unconscious for the lion’s share of the flight.”

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