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Teen stowaway describes high-altitude trip to Hawaii from San Jose
Teen stowaway describes high-altitude trip to Hawaii from San Jose

A Bay Area teenager who survived stowing away in the wheel well of a jetliner on its flight from San Jose International Airport to Hawaii said this week that anyone thinking of running away shouldn’t follow his lead because they’d be risking death. In April, 15-year-old Yahye Abdi somehow managed to survive the perilous 5½-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean, during which he was subjected to deadly thin air and freezing temperatures that scientists say would have typically killed a person. In his first interview since the incident, Yahye told KPIX-TV in San Francisco that he picked the Hawaiian Airlines jetliner sitting on the tarmac because it was the closest...

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