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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...

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...

Newark Flight Lands on Belly in Warsaw

All 231 people aboard are safe

(Newser) - A tense but safe landing today at an airport in Warsaw: A Boeing 767 that took off from Newark, New Jersey, with 231 people aboard had to land on its belly when the wheels failed to deploy, reports CNN . The pilot of the LOT Polish Airlines flight dumped fuel and...

Jet Smashes Smaller Plane at Boston Airport

At least one person injured

(Newser) - A pair of planes crashed at Boston’s Logan Airport last night, injuring at least one woman. A large Delta 767 with 204 passengers was preparing to take off when its wing sliced through the tail of a smaller plane on a taxiway, the Boston Globe reports. Dozens of emergency...

Boeing Lands $35B Air Force Contract

Beats out Europe company to build new refueling tankers

(Newser) - It took a decade and two false starts, but Boeing has finally landed the massive Air Force contract to build the military's next generation of refueling planes, reports the Seattle News . The decision surprised plenty of defense analysts who figured that the $35 billion contract would go to Europe's EADS,...

'Dress Rehearsal' Tomorrow for American's Wi-Fi

In-flight internet will be briefly free on some long domestic flights

(Newser) - American Airlines will offer a trial of its in-flight wireless Internet service tomorrow, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. "Gogo" will be installed on 15 of American’s 767s, and available on flights departing New York’s JFK for Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami. Free tomorrow, the service will...

Tough Calls Await on Boeing Defense Bid

CEO can fold if feds deny appeal on tanker, or ramp up lobbying

(Newser) - The Government Accountability Office must rule by next Thursday on Boeing’s appeal of an Air Force deal granting European rival Airbus a multi-billion dollar tanker contract—and CEO Jim McNerney has a tough call ahead if Boeing loses, the Seattle Times reports. He can ground the appeal, or draw...

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