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Teenage stowaway defied oxygen shortage, extreme cold in plane's wheel well

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By Lenny Bernstein

If it doesn't turn out to be a hoax, a 16-year-old boy probably defied long odds against death from hypoxia (oxygen shortage) and cold by a fluke of the conditions he faced in the wheel well of the jet where he stowed away from California to Hawaii, according to an expert on altitude and health.

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