Federal authorities have taken into custody a 26-year-old man who apparently stowed away in the landing gear compartment of an American Airlines fight that arrived at Miami International Airport from Guatemala on Saturday morning.
The man was in the wheel well area of the Boeing 737-800 when the flight arrived from Guatemala City, Guatemala.
The aircraft (reg. N970NN) flew at FL330 during cruising part.
The Flight #AA1182 was met by law enforcement due to a security issue.
The man, who came off of American Airlines flight 1182, which landed about 10 a.m. ET Saturday, was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. The maintenance worker who recorded the video declined to speak on the record for fear that he would lose his job.
American Airlines said in a statement the flight”was met by law enforcement due to a security issue. We are working with law enforcement in their investigation.”
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing U.S. federal laws concerning border control, customs, trade, and immigration, could not be reached for comment on Saturday.