A stowaway was found in the landing gear of a plane at the Miami airport, authorities say
Published on: November 28, 2021 07:28 (EAT)
Authorities discovered an apparent stowaway Saturday in the landing gear of a flight from Guatemala at the Miami International Airport, local and federal officials said.
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," a CBP statement said.
The flight was American Airlines #1182 from Guatemala City, said Greg Chin, Communications Director for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
American Airlines said in a statement the flight was met by law enforcement "due to a security issue," after landing at 10:06 a.m.
The airline said it was working with authorities on the investigation.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue confirmed to CNN they transported the man to a local hospital for medical assessment.