Hawaiian Airlines wheel well mystery

Bill Ritter's daily take on the news.

April 21, 2014 1:51:19 PM PDT
I know few people who believed the story last month that a women from Connecticut gave birth and she was surprised when it happened; she says she didn't know she was even pregnant. And her husband didn't know it either.


I have as much confidence in the claims that a 16-year-old boy hid in the wheel well of a plane from California to Hawaii and survived.

Except that all parties involved, Hawaiian Airlines, the FBI, the airports, everyone all say it happened.

That means of course that he had to survive the lack of oxygen at 35,000 or so feet, the minus 35 to minus 50 degrees outside, and not falling out while the plane was cruising at several hundred miles an hour for several hours.

Doesn't happen very often; in fact, three out of every four stowaways doesn't survive the flight But this boggles the mind. We'll have the latest, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, and also involving a teenager, we're supposed to hear from the 13-year-old boy who was shot in the face last week on the streets of Brooklyn. This innocent bystander has proved to be such a brave, calm and wise young man. Jim Dolan, who talked to the boy on the phone last week, is on the story for us tonight. The boy is expected to talk from the hospital in Brooklyn where he's recovering.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports.

I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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