The shocking moment a man is believed to be found in the landing gear of a plane after hiding on a flight from Guatemala to Miami was captured on video Saturday.
Footage reported from an American Airlines flight shows the man sitting on the ground as airport staff give him water before he is carried away on a stretcher.
He is believed to have gone into hiding on a 2 hour 50 minute flight from Guatemala City to Florida.
“American Airlines Flight 1182 with service from Guatemala (GUA) to Miami (MIA), arriving at 10:06 a.m. local time was responded to by law enforcement due to security concerns,” the airline said in a statement. An announcement.
“We are working with law enforcement on their investigation.”
“Flight It was about two thirty minutes and the witness said he was unharmed. “
According to a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 129 people tried to line up in wheel wells or other areas of the airport. commercial aircraft since 1947.
The FAA added: “Of those, 100 (about 78%) died from injury or exposure during the flight.
A spokesman for US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement that CBP officers arrested the stowaways.
“The individual was evaluated by Emergency Medical Services and taken to hospital for medical evaluation,” it said.
“Subjects are taking extreme risks when trying to hide in confined spaces like airplanes. This incident is still under investigation.”
Immigration attorney Angel Leal said the man would be detained by the Departments of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection.
He could also face prompt removal.
“And at that point, if he was really someone who was trying to escape persecution and wanted asylum,” Leal said.
“He will be given the opportunity for a credible fear interview before an asylum officer, but he will most likely be detained during that process.”
The airport and other flights were not affected by the incident, according to Miami Herald.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/4159161/stowaway-survives-flight-from-guatemala-to-miami/ Terrifying moment a stowaways are found in the landing gear after he hid under a plane during a THREE HOURS flight from Guatemala