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16-year-old survives after traveling in plane's wheel well

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HONOLULU (AP) -- FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

FBI spokesperson Tom Simon in Honolulu said the boy was questioned by FBI after being discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport with no identification.

Simon says security footage from the San Jose airport verified that the boy from Santa Clara in California hopped a fence to get to Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 Sunday morning.  Simon says the child had run away from his family.

Simon says the boy was released to child protective services and not charged with a crime.
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