Skip to comments.Teen Stowaway Speaks About Trip, Mom
Posted on 06/18/2014 8:34:08 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
A teenager who survived a flight to Hawaii as a stowaway in the plane's wheel well said he hopped on the closest flight that was going west in an effort to find his birth mom and can't believe he survived the journey.
Yahya Abdi, 15, spoke over Google Chat to KPIX-5 in his first public comments since his improbable survival during the 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose to Maui in April. The interview was reported on Tuesday night.
Yahya, a Somali immigrant, ran away from his Santa Clara home and hopped a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport. He crouched down in the wheel well of the Hawaiian Airlines flight and remembers covering his ears as the plane took off, he said.
"It was above the clouds, I could see through the little holes," Yahya said.
Yahya survived the flight at 35,000 feet despite low oxygen and freezing temperatures.
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Obama is giving him an appointment to the Air Force Academy.
It’s just ramp patrol not doing their job because they’re too busy eating doughnuts!
No brain means less oxygen needs.
WHen is he moving to Minneapolis?
Thinking about it... that would be a way for the Muzzies, like this one, to strap on a vest bomb rigged with a baro switch, alight the airport property fence, climb up in a wheel well, and take out the aircraft.
My thoughts exactly.
The enemy knows how to tug on our media's liberal heartstrings and they use that against us regularly. The rest of us aren't fooled.
How easy is it to let the air out of an airline tire?
"Yahya is staying at a temporary foster home. He will be a junior in high school this fall and plans to live with his aunt in the Minneapolis area, "
As an illegal, he has practice jumping fences and ignoring property signs.
And how about that security? While he's hopping a fence, TSA is giving the third degree to an 85 year old granny. This guy could have just as easily placed 20 pounds of explosive in the wheel well as himself.
“How easy is it to let the air out of an airline tire?”
Airplane wheel/tire assemblies are inflated to high pressures (many in excess of 200 psi).
Trying to deflate one with your finger might not be a good idea.
They do have an OPR - overinflation pressure relief valve.