Video shows teen stowaway exiting plane in Maui

HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii transportation officials have released video of a California teen hopping from a jet’s wheel well after stowing away for a 5½-hour flight to Maui.

The teen is seen dropping out of the wheel well about 15 seconds into the above video.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation released six minutes of security footage Tuesday showing 15-year-old Yahya Abdi jumping from the Boeing 767, then walking slowly toward the front of the plane and talking with an airport worker for several minutes.

The department’s spokeswoman, Caroline Sluyter, says the footage was released after the state attorney general’s office reviewed media requests.

San Jose, California, police spokesman Albert Morales says the Somali immigrant flew back to California over the weekend and was being cared for by Santa Clara County Child Protective Services.

Abdi jumped the fence at a San Jose airport before climbing into the Hawaiian Airlines plane.

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Neldon "AZD" Mamuad is a pioneering social media entrepreneur who created MAUIWatch to solve the problem of breaking news on Maui. He has a 10-year pedigree running successful broadcast properties on Maui. He created KJMD-FM (Da Jam 98.3) in 2002 and hosted the widely popular "Big Phat Morning Show". Neldon is a local politco, event technologist, and involved with various community organizations. He was formerly Chairman of the Maui County Liquor Control Commission in 2014.

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