Teen Stowaway's Dad Arrives in Hawaii

By Associated Press
|  Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014  |  Updated 8:32 PM PDT
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Allah Saved Him: Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father

Alan Waples

The Hawaiian Airlines plane the Santa Clara stowaway hid on returned to San Jose International Airport. April 21, 2014

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Photo May Show Stowaway's Footprints on Hawaiian Airlines Wheels: Report

New images obtained by an NBC affiliate in Hawaii show what appear to possibly be the Santa Clara stowaway's footprints on the wheel of a plane he hid in for 5 /12 hours from San Jose to Maui. NBC Bay Area and NBC News have been unable to independently verify the photos. Bob Redell reports

Allah Saved Him: Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father

The father of a Santa Clara teen stowaway who survived a flight from San Jose to Hawaii Sunday despite high altitudes, low oxygen and freezing temperatures tells the Voice of America that Allah protected his son.
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A Hawaii state official says the father of a 15-year-old boy who stowed away in a jetliner's wheel well has arrived on the islands from California.

Spokeswoman Kayla Rosenfeld of the Hawaii Department of Human Services said Tuesday that Abdilahi Yusuf has arrived in Honolulu.

Rosenfeld says the department's child welfare unit won't disclose any information on the release of Yahya Abdi because of privacy concerns and confidentiality.

A spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in San Francisco who had been speaking for the family declined comment beyond reiterating a statement earlier this week that Yusuf wanted to see his son soon.

Abdi survived a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui after hopping an airport fence and climbing into the wheel well of a Boeing 767.

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