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Teen stowaway wonĺt be charged after wheel well flight to Hawaii
nypost.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Leonard Greene

Posted on 04/23/2014 4:34:22 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

A teenage stowaway who survived a five-hour flight to Hawaii in the landing gear of an airplane won’t face federal charges, officials said Monday. He apparently didn’t even know where the flight was going. “This was not something he planned out,” said Special Agent Tom Simon, an FBI spokesman in Honolulu. “My impression is that he ran for the first flight he saw.” The 16-year-old was running away from his home in Santa Clara, Calif., and scaled a perimeter fence at San Jose International Airport early Sunday before entering a wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767, authorities said. In skipping charges, agents may have decided the boy has suffered enough. The wheel well of the jet is not pressurized or heated, meaning the teen possibly endured extremely thin air and temperatures as low as 80 degrees below zero when the plane cruised at 38,000 feet.

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KEYWORDS: somali; somalia
So if a criminal "suffers enough", he won't be charged?
1 posted on 04/23/2014 4:34:22 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Well, that ought to discourage such attempts...


2 posted on 04/23/2014 4:35:57 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ilovesarah2012

I say don’t charge him. Let’s put him in a barrel and make him go over Niagara Falls


3 posted on 04/23/2014 4:37:15 AM PDT by BRL
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To: ilovesarah2012

When I first heard of this story I thought “where was the vaunted tsa?” This could easily have been a terrorist with a bomb.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 4:37:35 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: ilovesarah2012

“planned out”
So if he had planned it a little better, like taking oxygen, food and a coat, they would have charged him?
Most criminals aren’t very good at considering the consequences of their actions.
The message is, if you belong to a certain “group” you can do what others can’t get away with.


5 posted on 04/23/2014 4:41:08 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: ltc8k6

Would he have been charged if he was white? Just askin’...


6 posted on 04/23/2014 4:41:43 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Thank goodness he was raising cattle!


7 posted on 04/23/2014 4:42:31 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

was = wasn’t


8 posted on 04/23/2014 4:43:11 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I think we should cut him some slack. He managed to evade airport security and insert himself into the wheel well of an airplane bound for Hawaii, which is a smart choice of destination. For if I were to stowaway in a wheel well, there is no better place to thaw out than the pristine beaches of Hawaii.

He also survived 5 hours of below zero cold, iffy air pressure and definitely a shortage of oxygen. For his body to have survived that, he must have been in extremely good and vibrant health.

Now that he has been deposited upon Hawaii's sunny shores, I believe that he deserves a respite. He should be put up for at least a few weeks in a 5-star resort (courtesy of the airline) and have access to the best food, drink and those Hawaiian Luau girls with the long black hair and colorful beads.

He does stand to make some decent money selling his story to any number of tabloids and cable shows. Perhaps even a book and a TV movie could be in the works.

9 posted on 04/23/2014 4:44:07 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: ilovesarah2012
temperatures as low as 80 degrees below zero

It keeps getting colder and colder. The first report I heard was -35 degrees.......

10 posted on 04/23/2014 4:46:34 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Is the teenager’s ethnicity known? All the news I hear is that he was some kind of 16-yr old runaway kid ...


11 posted on 04/23/2014 4:47:39 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: ilovesarah2012

No. He would have been diagnosed with “affluenza” and sent on his merry way.


12 posted on 04/23/2014 4:49:24 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: ilovesarah2012

If not some type of criminal charge, ding him for the price of a worst-class ticket, at least. He got a pretty expensive trip out of it!

For crying out loud, if I walk down a RAILROAD TRACK near my childhood home, they threaten to fine me. Decisions have — should have, used to have — consequences.


13 posted on 04/23/2014 4:52:47 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: Ken522

Holder’s people.


14 posted on 04/23/2014 5:00:46 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: V_TWIN

Indeed and no 72 Virgins needed for incentive either. Just sneak over an apparently weak fence, plant a bomb in a wheel well and watch the fireworks while sipping on a margarita.


15 posted on 04/23/2014 5:04:05 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I though Harry Reid said we have to enforce the laws of the land.
16 posted on 04/23/2014 5:05:00 AM PDT by Gamecock (The covenant is a stunning blend of law and love. (TK))
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Thank goodness he [wasn't] raising cattle!

Exactly. Because THAT, would be a crime.

17 posted on 04/23/2014 5:06:12 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Ken522

he wanted to visit his Mom in Somalia.
Way of Hawaii.


18 posted on 04/23/2014 5:11:20 AM PDT by ronniesgal (Hey Larry I see u)
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To: V_TWIN

TSA is too busy frisking little old ladies and molesting the disabled.


19 posted on 04/23/2014 5:19:36 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SamAdams76

It’s better not to require Holder’s peeps to be held accountable.


20 posted on 04/23/2014 5:19:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SamAdams76

I still believe this is a hoax. There is no way he could have survived 5 1/2 hours at 38,000 unpressurized, -80 degree feet.


21 posted on 04/23/2014 5:27:04 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Gamecock

He was 38,000 feet above water, and nowhere near land.


22 posted on 04/23/2014 5:35:18 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ ├×)
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To: BykrBayb

He boarded at 38,000 feet?


23 posted on 04/23/2014 5:37:44 AM PDT by Gamecock (The covenant is a stunning blend of law and love. (TK))
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To: Gamecock

Details, details. Quit poking holes in a perfectly good loophole!


24 posted on 04/23/2014 5:39:09 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ ├×)
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To: ilovesarah2012

must be nice to break in federal facility and not charged,,,
is he a ‘son of Øbama’ ?


25 posted on 04/23/2014 5:51:20 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: skeeter

I’m with you on this. He is not being charged because the truth would come out that he made it into the cargo hold. The FBI has undoubtedly told him if he makes any statements to the press he will be charged, tried and imprisoned.


26 posted on 04/23/2014 5:54:07 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: skeeter

I’m right with you. At -50/-80, he would at least have significant frostbite to fingers,toes,ears,nose and eyelids.
That low of a air pressure would cause lung damage.
Lack of oxygen for 5 1/2 hours = Brain Damage.
I’d be interested if there was a access panel to the hold in the wheel well.
I think he hopped in the cargo hold.


27 posted on 04/23/2014 6:08:30 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

Do you even have to ask?


28 posted on 04/23/2014 6:14:58 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: B4Ranch; Robe
What I find interesting is the total credulity of the news media.

They will swallow unquestioningly anything the State tells them.

29 posted on 04/23/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Imagine the negative effect the truth would have on air flights if it was shown that TSA cannot protect the planes on the ground.


30 posted on 04/23/2014 6:46:18 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: B4Ranch

It would be one more high profile example of the total ineptitude of a ridiculously expensive government.


31 posted on 04/23/2014 6:48:48 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: BRL
I say don’t charge him. Let’s put him in a barrel and make him go over Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS! Slowly.....I.....turned.....step.....by.....step.......inch.....by.....inch........

32 posted on 04/23/2014 6:53:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: skeeter

What if he was wearing a hoodie?


33 posted on 04/23/2014 6:57:46 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: FourtySeven

Yep!


34 posted on 04/23/2014 7:13:01 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Robe

I’m right with you. At -50/-80, he would at least have significant frostbite to fingers,toes,ears,nose and eyelids.
That low of a air pressure would cause lung damage.
Lack of oxygen for 5 1/2 hours = Brain Damage.
I’d be interested if there was a access panel to the hold in the wheel well.
I think he hopped in the cargo hold.


It’s reported that the Maui airport camera recorded him exiting the wheel well. There are instances of this being survived.


35 posted on 04/23/2014 7:15:31 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Lose to Cruz - 2016!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

he was trying to get to Somalia ..

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/22/us/plane-stowaway/


36 posted on 04/23/2014 7:17:32 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: skeeter

I think TSA is a program to socially engineer the population to calmly accept lost of our individual rights. It is doing a great job. Protecting us against their sponsored terrorists too.


37 posted on 04/23/2014 11:27:39 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Atlas Sneezed
Read this.

At 25.000 feet you will collapse and death is imminent unless oxygen is restored.

I suspect cases where people have survived extended trips in wheel wells were below the altitude claimed in this story.

38 posted on 04/23/2014 12:32:39 PM PDT by skeeter
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