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Teen survives five-hour flight 'in plane wheel well'

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A 16-year-old boy was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of an airplane, US media reported. 

A general view of Kahalu'u bay on the island of Oahu, Hawaii on June 17, 2010

The young stowaway endured freezing temperatures and a lack of oxygen aboard the five-and-a-half hour Hawaiian Airlines flight, which reached an altitude of some 38,000 feet, an FBI official told the Los Angeles Times.

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