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Teen stowaway's footprints, handprints found on wheel well doors, tire

Images of footprints and handprints inside the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 jetliner appear to bolster the fantastic story of a Santa Clara teenager who reportedly survived a frigid, perilous journey cooped up inside as a stowaway.

The images, including of a footprint on the tire below the wheel well, were taken by Hawaii News Now, and appear to support the boy’s story of surviving the 5-1/2 hour flight from San Jose while enduring sub-zero temperatures and deathly thin air.

Authorities said it was a miracle the 15-year-old boy survived in the wheel...