Thanks to a BNI reader, we now know that the stowaway teen was trying to get to his birth mother in Somalia, Africa. Guess we’re lucky he wasn’t an al-Shabaab Muslim terrorist with a bomb strapped to himself. Apparently all the extra security we have to go through doesn’t apply to the planes themselves.
CNN (h/t Reader) A 15-year-old boy who survived a flight from California to Hawaii by hitching a ride in the plane’s wheel well said he was trying to get to Somalia to see his mother, a law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday.
The NBC reporter in the video below says, “Police think he misunderstood the writing on the aircraft and thought it would get him to Africa.” (Sure, Hawaiian…African…anyone could make that mistake. Sheesh!)