Hawaii stowaway’s father says Allah protected him as he speaks out for the first time

This shows where the teenager stowed away on the Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767

The father of a teen stowaway who survived a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii after hiding in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 today said Allah saved the boy as he spoke out for the first time.

Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi, who lives in Santa Clara, California, said that he was shocked when Hawaiian authorities called him on Sunday to reveal they had found his son, whom he identified as Yahya Abdi.

The 15-year-old was found on the tarmac in Maui after climbing into a plane at a San Jose airport and then likely passing out when it took off – surviving low oxygen levels and freezing temperatures.

“When I watched the analysis about the extraordinary and dangerous trip of my son on local TVs and that Allah had saved him, I thanked God and I was very happy,” the relieved father told VOA…