April 23rd, 2014
11:24 PM ET

Mother of stowaway speaks out: Security at the airport is supposed tighter

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.

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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.

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