A man survived the journey as a stowaway in the landing gear of American Airlines flight AA1182 from Guatemala City to Miami on Saturday and was discovered on arrival at the gate in video shared by the Only In Dade social media account. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
According to the airline the aircraft “was met by law enforcement due to a security issue. We are working with law enforcement in their investigation.” There is also an investigation underway in Guatemala about how the man gained access to the aircraft.
Between freezing temperatures and lack of oxygen there’s tremendous danger in stowing away in this way. Imagine wanting to come to the U.S. so badly to risk your life this way for hours. And those of us born here feel so entitled.
Here’s the incredible story of a man who stowed away in the wheel well of a 5100 mile British Airways flight and barely survived (his companion did not make it) and one of a man who shipped himself from Australia to Los Angeles in a box.