|Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):|
|Quoting tugger (Reply 2):|
Well remember, Chinese citizens are not free to just come and go as they please from China. They must obtain permission from the Chinese government in order to leave the country. And the government does not grant permission to quite a wide range of citizens for various reasons.
|Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5):|
The stowaway boarded in Shanghai. One can assume he's from the mainland.
|Quoting Fuling (Reply 6):|
In the attached article, it says he came from PVG, connected in TPE to SFO
|Quoting olddominion727 (Reply 8):|
China Airlines flies from TAIWAN Republic of China, Air China flies from Mainland China, People's Republic... So It's AIR CHINA, Not China Airlines.
|Quoting flyingalex (Reply 12):|
Or did he just get on, and hope for the best in terms of where he would end up?
|Quoting g500 (Reply 15):|
couldn't agree more, but I doubt the U.S will deport him. They know what might happen to him
|Quoting rocket45 (Reply 16):|
Where on the 747-400 is the electrical compartment where the fellow was hiding? Was it entered from inside the cabin? Don't really understand how this happened.
|Quoting je89_w (Reply 13):|
Doubt he knew - it was most likely luck. However, tracking the registration number of this aircraft shows that it frequently makes trips to LAX and SFO, so if he did do any homework before embarking on the big journey, this might have been a factor to why he picked that flight.
|Quoting legacyins (Reply 20):|
This guy had help from the beginning. Where did he get forged passport from? Certainly not the local store. How did he get a uniform and access to certain areas. He was told what to do and put in that area of the aircraft. He is probably from Fujian. A snake Head helped him.
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 21):|
He had to have known the aircraft would continue on to the US, otherwise he woud have gotten off after the first landing in TPE. This guy will be sent back to China. The Obama Administration would not want to upset China over this minor issue.
|Quoting lweber557 (Reply 24):|
Well at least he was smart enough to hide a pressurized part of the aircraft and not the cargo bins or landing gear compartments.