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Stowaway was found in the undercarriage of a plane at Miami airport, authorities say

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at airport apprehended 26-year-old man who “tried to escape detection in aircraft landing gear compartment “, according to a statement from CBP.

The flight was American Airlines # 1182 from Guatemala City, according to Greg Chin, communications director for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.

American Airlines said in a statement that the flight was allowed by law enforcement “due to a safety concern” after it landed at 10:06 am.

The airline said it was working with authorities on the investigation.

Miami-Dade firefighters confirmed to CNN that they had transported the man to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.

In a video posted to Instagram by the @onlyindade account, one person is seen dazed, standing in the shadow of an airplane wing with airport staff in reflective vests, before they appear to lose their weight slightly. ‘balance and sit on the ground.
In another video posted by the same account, law enforcement and emergency medical services are seen around the man as he receives water and other aid.

“People take extreme risks when they try to hide in confined spaces like an airplane,” the CBP statement read. “This incident is still under investigation.”


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