Miami airport finds a stowaway in the landing gear of the plane

Published on : Monday, November 29, 2021

On Sat, authorities discovered an apparent stowaway in the landing gear of a flight from Guatemala at the Miami International Airport said the local and federal officials. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the airport apprehended a 26-year-old man who attempted to evade detection in the landing gear compartment of an aircraft.

The flight was American Airlines #1182 from Guatemala City, said Greg Chin, Communications Director for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. The flight was met by law enforcement because of security issues after landing at 10:06 a.m.

Working with authorities on the investigation said by the airline. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said they transported the man to a local hospital for medical assessment. In a posted video on Instagram by the account @onlyindade, a person is seen dazed, standing in the shadow of an airplane wing with airport personnel in reflective vests, before he appears to slightly lose his balance and sitting on the ground.

Law enforcement and emergency medical services are seen around the man as he is given water and other aid. People are taking extreme risks when they try to conceal themselves in confined spaces such as an aircraft and this incident remains under investigation.

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