A man brazenly hid inside the landing gear of an American Airlines flight from Guatemala to Miami Saturday morning.
Video of the incident shows the man surrounded by law enforcement as well as American Airlines employees on the tarmac of Miami International Airport.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson said that a 26-year-old man had been taken into custody after stowing away in the landing gear of the airplane.
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Miami International Airport apprehended a 26-year-old man who attempted to evade detection in the landing gear compartment of an aircraft arriving from Guatemala Saturday morning,” the spokesperson said.
The CBP spokesperson added that the man had been transported to a nearby hospital for medical assessment.
The incident is currently under investigation, according to the spokesperson.
American Airlines said in a statement that flight 1182 from Guatemala to Miami was met by law enforcement due to a “security issue” on Saturday at 10:06 a.m.
American Airlines is cooperating with law enforcement during the investigation.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, 129 people worldwide have tried to “stow away in the wheel wells or other areas of commercial aircraft” since 1947. Of those 129 people, 100 died due to injuries during the flight.