Carlos Rodriguez, TSA Screener, Sneaks Aboard Dominican Republic-Bound Flight
A TSA screener jumped aboard a JetBlue flight to the Dominican Republic last weekend without a ticket, the New York Post reported Friday.
Carlos Rodriguez, a TSA screener at JFK airport, got an employee pass from a JetBlue employee friend, to board the flight.
The screener, who insisted that he was allowed to sit in a jump seat in the main cabin, caught the pilot's eye 45 minutes into the flight.
The pilot turned the flight around and headed back to Kennedy Airport to drop off the screener.
Rodriguez has since been barred from the airport during an on-going investigation into the incident.
In June 2010, a 20-year old Romanian stowaway in search of work survived a 90-minute flight from Vienna to London in the plane's wheel well. And in November, a 17-year old Russian stowaway hid in a plane's landing gear to reportedly escape a foster home.
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