Boy ends up 1,600 miles from home after sneaking onto a plane

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Boy ends up 1,600 miles from home after sneaking onto a plane. The nine-year-old boy had reportedly googled “how to get onto a plane unnoticed” before he went missing from home.

Police, airlines and parents have been left mystified after a nine-year-old boy went missing from home, got on an aeroplane and ended up 1,677 miles from home.

According to The Mirror, Emanuel Marques de Oliveira managed to sneak onto a plane without being noticed. He had reportedly wanted to visit family members.

The young boy’s mother reported him missing on Saturday, February 26. The nine-year-old boy had gone missing from Manaus, in north-western Brazil.

Shocked mum Daniele Marques noted that Emanuel was missing on Saturday morning.

She revealed: “I woke up at 5:30 am, went to his room, and saw that he was sleeping normally.

“Then I fiddled with my mobile phone a little and got up again, at 7:30 am, and that is when I realised that he was no longer in his bedroom and I started to panic.”

The frantic mum spent an entire day searching for her young son. According to reports the boy had managed to get on a Latam flight. He had no travel documents, no luggage and was unaccompanied. Emmanuel reportedly ended up in Guarulhos, in south-western Brazil.

An investigation has been started by management at the Manaus airport. Reportedly police are investigating the matter and have called on the airport to provide CCTV footage.

Police believe that the boy acted alone. Reportedly he was not helped by adults and had managed the feat after Googling “how to get on a plane unnoticed”.

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