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Serial Stowaway Stopped at O'Hare Checkpoint

Marilyn Hartman faces felony trespassing charge

(Newser) - A 67-year-old woman who regularly has tried to sneak onto airline flights is due in court Sunday after being arrested at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. Marilyn Hartman was taken into custody Friday night when trying to rearrange TSA lane dividers so she could sneak by a second checkpoint, officials... More »

They Heard a 'Dog' in the Plane's Belly. Then a Voice Asked for Water

Officials bust alleged stowaway in Miami on Swift Air flight from Havana

(Newser) - It sounded like a dog in the cargo hold of the Swift Air plane from Havana that had just landed in Miami early Friday. Then: "I'm not a dog." The voice from the belly of the private charter plane, officials say, was that of a Cuban stowaway,... More »

Apparent Stowaway Falls From Airliner Over London

Body lands in south London garden

(Newser) - A man believed to have stowed away on a Kenya Airways flight fell from the landing gear to a London garden Sunday, police say, per the BBC . After his body was found, a bag, water, and food were found in the landing gear compartment of the plane when it landed... More »

These 5 Furry Stowaways Just Took a 400-Mile Trip

Meet Crowbar, Rebar, Chisel, Jackhammer, and Piper.

(Newser) - Five kittens that stowed away on a 400-mile trip to San Diego are looking for new homes. The San Diego Humane Society says the kittens somehow wound up inside a 60-foot steel column that was trucked from Hayward in the San Francisco Bay Area to San Diego, per the AP... More »

'Serial Stowaway' Arrested Again 3 Days After Release

Marilyn Hartman was found at O'Hare yet again

(Newser) - After she was arrested yet again earlier this month in Chicago for boarding a plane without a ticket, "serial stowaway" Marilyn Hartman was ordered by a Cook County judge to wear an ankle monitor. But because the 66-year-old's home is in a different county, another judge rescinded the... More »

Notorious Stowaway Strikes Yet Again, TSA Says

Marilyn Jean Hartman has become known as the 'Serial Stowaway'

(Newser) - A woman who's become known as the "Serial Stowaway" thanks to her repeated attempts to sneak onto commercial flights has been arrested once again. Marilyn Jean Hartman, 66, was detained last week after officials tell the Chicago Tribune she made it past TSA at O'Hare and spent... More »

Girl, 7, Slips Through Airport Security and Onto Plane

A crew member spotted her and alerted police

(Newser) - A runaway 7-year-old girl slipped through security checks at Geneva's airport and onto a plane without a ticket before being spotted by a crew member and handed over to police, officials said Wednesday. Acknowledging an "eminently regrettable" incident that could have turned out worse, Geneva airport spokesman Bernard... More »

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 »

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