MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities took a 26-year-old man into custody Saturday after he apparently stowed himself away in the landing gear compartment of an American Airlines flight that arrived at Miami International Airport.
An Instagram video posted by a Miami local social news site, Only in Dade, showed airport crewmembers allegedly discovering the passenger after the plane touched down just past 10 a.m.
Law enforcement authorities met the plane due to a security issue. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers took the man into custody.
According to American Airlines’ flight status indicator, the flight from Guatemala City, Guatemala to Miami took about four hours.
The agency says he was taken to a hospital for evaluation. The news release didn’t say whether he will face any charges. An investigation is ongoing.