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Serial Stowaway Strikes Again

Marilyn Hartman racks up another arrest

(Newser) - A woman with a history of sneaking aboard airplanes has been arrested again at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the AP reports. Bond was set Thursday at $150,000 for 64-year-old Marilyn Hartman. Police say she was arrested Wednesday at an airport bus shuttle center. She's due in... More »

Stowaway Plunges Out of Plane Over London

2nd stowaway survives on 6K-mile journey from South Africa

(Newser) - Two stowaways clung to a British Airways passenger jet on its 6,000-mile journey from South Africa to London, but police say only one survived the trip, NBC News reports. The plane was 11 hours into its flight and preparing to land at Heathrow Airport yesterday when one of the... More »

'Serial Stowaway' Racks Up 2 More Arrests

This time, Marilyn Hartman was busted in Chicago

(Newser) - No amount of arrests will deter Marilyn Hartman from trying to sneak onto airplanes, apparently. The so-called " serial stowaway " was arrested twice more recently for loitering in terminal areas at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports, the AP reports. She was allegedly in a restricted area near... More »

Serial Plane-Hopper Strikes Again

Feds are yet again trying to figure out how Marilyn Hartman pulled it off

(Newser) - The Transportation Security Administration is investigating how a woman with a history of boarding airplanes without a ticket was able to fly, ticket-free, from Minnesota to Florida. Marilyn Hartman was arrested Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla., and is scheduled to appear in court there today. Police say the 63-year-old Hartman told... More »

Plane Hopper Sprung From Jail, Arrested Again

Marilyn Hartman caught loitering at Phoenix Sky Harbor

(Newser) - Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman was arrested and sentenced to jail after hitching a ride—sans ticket—on a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles, then violating her probation by showing up at LAX after she'd been banned. But that didn't last long: Because of overcrowding, the 62-year-old... More »

Woman Who Boarded Plane Sans Ticket Gets 6 Months

Marilyn Hartman shouldn't have returned to LAX

(Newser) - Marilyn Hartman's sneaky plane hopping days are over—at least for the next six months. Just last week, Hartman, 62, successfully boarded a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles … without a ticket. Even though she was arrested, put on a two-year probation, and told to stay off... More »

Senior Stowaway Arrested Yet Again

She was spotted on 'scouting mission' at LAX

(Newser) - A persistent stowaway "fixated on flying" was arrested again at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday just hours after a court ordered her to stay away unless she had a boarding pass, police say. The airport's chief of police says fliers of 62-year-old Marilyn Hartman had been distributed to... More »

Notorious Stowaway Flies to LA, Ticket-Free

Marilyn Jean Hartman arrested 6 times previously

(Newser) - A persistent "plane hopper" has finally had success as a stowaway. Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, made it past security at the Mineta San Jose International Airport yesterday—even though she didn’t have a ticket—and boarded a Southwest Airlines flight to Los Angeles, reports NBC Bay Area . Hartman... More »

Body of Boy Found in Air Force Plane's Wheel Well

Stowaway dead, apparently after trip from Africa to Germany

(Newser) - No stowaway miracles this time: The body of an adolescent black male was found hidden in the wheel well of a C-130 US Air Force aircraft that landed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, reports Stars and Stripes . It's not clear who the boy is or where he snuck... More »

Teen Stowaway Recalls Being 'Above the Clouds'

But Yahye Abdi doesn't recommend the stunt

(Newser) - The 15-year-old stowaway who somehow survived a five-hour flight from San Jose to Hawaii inside a plane's wheel well had pretty simple criteria when he picked out his flight: "I took that plane because it was the closest one I could find that was going to go west,... More »

Security Video Captures Stowaway Emerging From Plane

Teen is now back in California

(Newser) - Newly released footage from Hawaii's Kahului airport captures the moment a teenage stowaway, somehow still alive after a five-hour flight from California in a plane's wheel well, climbs down from the Boeing 767. The video shows 15-year-old Yahya Abdi jumping down and wandering around the plane until airport... More »

Teen Stowaway's Mom: His Dad Told Him I Was Dead

She says Yahya Abdi only recently learned she was alive

(Newser) - The teen stowaway who survived a five-hour flight in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 was trying to get to Somalia to see his family —including his mother, who tells Voice of America and the Daily Mail that the boy, Yahya Abdi, had only recently learned she was... More »

Teen Stowaway's Intended Destination: Somalia

Dad says he missed relatives, struggled in school

(Newser) - The teenage stowaway who miraculously survived a five-hour flight in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 was trying to get to his native Somalia, not Hawaii, his father says. The 15-year-old, who moved to the US as a refugee with his father and stepmother four years ago, was struggling... More »

How Teen Stowaway Survived in Wheel Well

15-year-old entered hibernation-like state, experts say

(Newser) - The teenage stowaway who made it from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 beat some very long odds to survive, experts say. At 38,000 feet, the boy—who authorities now say is 15, not 16 as earlier reported—had to survive extremely thin air... More »

Teen Stowaway Survives 5-Hour Flight in Wheel Well

Officials amazed 16-year-old boy was unharmed on California-to-Hawaii journey

(Newser) - A 16-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a plane after a fight with his family is incredibly lucky to be alive after the California-to-Hawaii flight, authorities say. The boy made it through the five-hour flight unharmed yesterday despite freezing temperatures at 38,000 feet and a... More »

Woman Tries to Stowaway to Hawaii ... 3 Times

62-year-old goes 0 for 3

(Newser) - A 62-year-old woman in San Francisco wanted to get to Hawaii so badly that she managed to slip through security and actually get aboard a plane on Feb. 15, reports CBS San Franscisco . Trouble is, the person who actually paid for the seat then showed up. Authorities escorted Marilyn Jean... More »

Invasive 'Stowaway' Ants Far Worse Than We Knew

Invasive species are establishing colonies around the world

(Newser) - "Stowaway ants" are making their way around the world in higher numbers than previously thought—and some of them are rather nasty, according to Spanish scientists. Most of the insects are transported in ships and planes amid plants, wood, fruit, and soil, and about 85% of the introduced species... More »

Stowaway's Body Lands on London Suburb

He was trying to get from Africa to Heathrow Airport

(Newser) - The body of a man who attempted to hide in the landing gear of an airplane headed to Heathrow Airport came crashing down on a residential street in a London suburb, reports the Telegraph . The stowaway likely got on board in North Africa but died during the trip, either because... More »

11-Year-Old Flies to Rome Alone, Without a Ticket

He didn't have a passport either

(Newser) - Let's hope the terrorists never recruit Liam Corcoran. The 11-year-old managed to board a flight from Manchester, England, to Rome, Italy, yesterday, despite having neither a passport nor a boarding pass, the AP reports. Authorities are investigating the incident, which they dubbed an "extremely serious matter," and... More »

Feds Search for Trapped Stowaways on Massive NJ Ship

Inspectors heard tapping on vessel, loaded 3 weeks ago in India

(Newser) - Frantic federal authorities were continuing to search containers on a massive cargo ship last night for stowaways after Coast Guard officials reported hearing suspicious noises during a routine inspection at the Newark port. Inspectors heard knocking from inside a shipping container buried deep within the cargo stacks, which had been... More »

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