How did stowaway survive long, cold flight to Hawaii? Human body can go into hibernation state

  • by: JUSTIN PRITCHARD , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 21, 2014 - 7:00 PM

LOS ANGELES — Despite the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen, people can survive even a long journey in the wheel well of a jetliner. The latest example is a teenager who, according to authorities, stowed away on a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose, Calif., to Hawaii. While the number of known stowaway attempts is few, people have survived with surprising frequency.

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