How Did He Survive? Teen Stowaway 'Very, Very Lucky'

April 22, 2014 12:20 AM

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How Did He Survive? Teen Stowaway 'Very, Very Lucky'

The 16-year-old boy who stowed away in the landing gear of a 767 flying from California to Hawaii survived with help from an unlikely source: the frigid temperatures that could have killed him.

The runaway from Santa Clara, Calif., is one of just 25 people to survive such a journey since 1947, though more than 100 have tried, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Fewer still have survived at an altitude approaching the 38,000 feet reached by Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45.

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