A man hiding in the plane’s landing gear” Landed at another airport after a journey of hours.
A stowaway hidden in the landing gear compartment of a plane survived a flight from Guatemala to Miami.
The man was seen in a video sitting on the tarmac by an American Airlines plane as he looked dazed while ground crew personnel gave him water.
Wearing jeans, a T-shirt, jacket, and boots, he appeared otherwise unharmed in the footage, attributed to the social media page “Only In Dade”.
The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency confirmed the man is 26-years-old and was taken to hospital after surviving the two-and-a-half-hour trip from Guatemala City to Miami.
“Persons are taking extreme risks when they try to conceal themselves in confined spaces such as an aircraft,” CBP said in a statement. “This incident remains under investigation.”