Teen Survives Flight Inside Wheel Well, Hops Down, Starts Wandering Around Airport

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A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a five-hour Hawaiian Airlines flight from California to Hawaii and lived to tell about it this weekend.

Airline staff noticed the boy after the plane landed on Sunday morning. He was questioned by the FBI and given a medical screening afterward.

Astonishingly, he is in stable condition.

Officials are reviewing whether to file criminal charges against the boy, who ran away from home, jumped a fence at San Jose airport and got in/on the plane.

"Our primary concern now is for the well-being of the boy, who is exceptionally lucky to have survived,'' a spokeswoman for Hawaiian Airlines said.

"Kid's lucky to be alive,'' FBI spokesman Tom Simon added, noting that when the flight landed in Maui, the teenager hopped down from the wheel well.

Having reportedly been unconscious for most of the ride, he started wandering around the airport grounds with only a comb for his hair in his possession.

Stunningly, he survived a lack of oxygen and freezing temperatures as the plane reached over 39,000 feet ... over the Pacific Ocean, the entire way.

Since records began in 1947, about 100 wheel well stowaways are thought to have attempted such a maneuver, and roughly three-quarters died in transit.

It's unclear what possessed this kid tried it, or what will happen to him, but this is one of the craziest things this celebrity gossip site has ever heard.

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