Hawaii DOT releases surveillance video of stowaway

Published On: May 06 2014 11:35:49 AM HST   Updated On: May 06 2014 01:30:08 PM HST
SAN JOSE, Calif. -

The Hawaii Department of Transportation released surveillance video on Tuesday of the teenager who endured a Hawaiian Airlines flight from San Jose to Kahului in the wheel well of a jet two weeks ago.

Click here to see the surveillance video.  The teenager appears at around 11:25:14.

On Sunday, April 20, the teen was found walking on the tarmac at Kahului Airport just before 11:30 a.m.  Then teen seemed disoriented and was questioned by a worker near the plane who alerted security.

The video shows the boy exiting the wheel well of the plane that had landed on Maui at around 10:30 a.m.

Police plan to interview the California teen who survived sub-freezing temperatures as the plane crossed over the Pacific Ocean.

San Jose police spokesman Albert Morales says the 15-year-old Somali immigrant flew back to California over the weekend and was being cared for by Santa Clara County Child Protective Services.

Yahya Abdi's father, Abdilahi Yusuf, who drives a taxi in San Jose, flew to Hawaii last week to bring his son home, but child welfare officials there turned the boy over to their California counterparts.

Abdi's mother Ubah Mohammed Abdule lives in a refugee camp in eastern Ethiopia and told The Associated Press that she learned of her son's discharge from the hospital through the media.


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