The teen stowaway who survived a flight from California to Hawaii remains in protective custody.
With a subzero temperatures and depleted oxygen levels at cruising altitude, it's a trip that could have killed him.
For the first time, the 15-year-old's father is speaking out.
David Mattingly has the story.
A new photo may be evidence that a 15-year-old did in fact hide in the wheel well of a plane during a five-hour flight.
It shows the landing gear of the 767 aircraft where officials say the teen traveled from San Jose to Maui, surviving subzero temperatures and a lack of oxygen.
It's not the first time someone has attempted to hitch a ride on a plane, but other stowaways have been far less fortunate.
In 2010, the body of Delvonte Tisdale was found in the town of Milton, Massachusetts. It was later discovered that the 16-year-old fell from the wheel well of a passing plane, en route from Charlotte to Boston.
Delvonte's mother, Jonette Washington is OutFront.
Officials say the teenage stowaway who survived a five-hour flight from San Jose to Maui was trying to get to Somalia to see his mother.
The 15-year-old is believed to have made that trip inside the wheel well of a jumbo jet with low oxygen and subzero temperatures.
Hawaii's department of Human services tells CNN he is now "resting comfortably."
But how he survived is raising many questions.
Dr. Armand Dorian treated a high-altitude stowaway survivor in 2000. In interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Dorian explains how the teen was able to survive the flight.