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California teen survives 6-hour flight in jet's wheel well

It was a Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767 such as this, authorities say, on which a California teen stowed away in the wheel well. He reportedly survived the 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose to Maui.

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It was a Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767 such as this, authorities say, on which a California teen stowed away in the wheel well. He reportedly survived the 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose to Maui.

Airport security officials in San Jose are still scratching their heads this morning. They're trying to figure out exactly how a teenager could have accessed the tarmac at Mineta San Jose International Airport, snuck into a plane's wheel well and survived a nearly six-hour flight to Hawaii unhurt.

For more on this story we're joined by Henry Lee, he's a crime reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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