US Boy, 9, Hops Plane To Las Vegas: Not Only In Nigeria

Oct. 6, 2013

(CNN) — A flight to America’s so-called adult playground, Las Vegas, had an unusual passenger last week: a 9-year-old boy, traveling alone and apparently without a boarding pass.

Officials are trying to figure out how he got through security — let alone on the flight.

The Transportation Security Administration is investigating.

Patrick Hogan, a spokesman for Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport, said that during the flight, the crew “became suspicious of the child’s circumstances.”

They then got in touch with authorities and turned the boy over to Child Protective Services in Nevada, Hogan said in a statement.

“Fortunately, the flight crew took appropriate actions to ensure the child’s safety, so the story does have a good ending,” he said.