Man on American Airlines flight from Guatemala hitchhiked in Miami inside plane’s landing gear – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 26-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning at Miami International Airport after authorities said he hitchhiked in the undercarriage compartment of an airplane.
Authorities said the unidentified man was on American Airlines flight number 1182, with service from Guatemala to Miami.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended the man as the flight arrived.
A video of the man at the airfield appeared on the OnlyInDade Twitter account:
This man arrived at MIA in the undercarriage of an airplane on a flight to Guatemala. The flight lasted about two hours and thirty minutes and the witness said he was not injured😳✈️ | #ONLYinDADE pic.twitter.com/qMPP5jjDvb
– ONLY at DADE (@ONLYinDADE) November 27, 2021
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Authorities said the man was assessed by emergency medical services and taken to hospital for a medical assessment.
Authorities have warned that “people take extreme risks when trying to hide in confined spaces such as an airplane.”
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This incident is still under investigation.