Father of teen stowaway to fly to Hawaii

By Clayton Wakida, KITV Digital Media Manager, KITV Digital Media Manager
Published On: Apr 28 2014 07:46:46 AM HST

The father of the teen stowaway says he plans to fly to Hawaii soon to bring his son home.

HONOLULU -

The father of the teen stowaway says he plans to fly to Hawaii soon to bring his son home.

The 15-year-old boy hitched a ride in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines flight from San Jose to Kahului on April 20.

Abdulahi Yusuf said in a statement that he's excited to get his son home and was relieved to hear of his safety.  The boy remains in a Honolulu hospital.

The family is from Somalia and Yusuf says his son is struggling to adjust to living in the U.S.  He says his son did not get a formal education in Africa, where the boy's mother lives.

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