Runaway boy, 11, gets past airport security and almost boards plane


An 11-year-old boy managed to run away from home, make it past airport security and nearly board a flight despite not having a ticket.

The little boy, who hasn’t been identified, tried to board a plane at Harsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Friday, WSB-TV reports.

The Transport Security Administration said the boy didn’t have a boarding pass or a ticket.

An 11-year-old boy managed to run away from home, make it past airport security and nearly board a flight despite not having a ticket at Harsfield-Jackson International Airport. Source: Getty Images (File pic)

TSA’s Sari Koshetz said he didn’t have to show identification at a security checkpoint because he’s a child.

Sources told WSB-TV the boy tried to blend in with a family and board a plane. He caught a bus to the airport and was trying to run away.

However, the family told security they didn’t know him.

Atlanta Police received a call from Delta Air Lines about the boy trying to board the flight, police spokesman Carlos Campos told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“Officers spoke with the boy to make an effort to locate his family,” he said.

When the mum, who also hasn’t been named, was asked how her son managed to get past security and nearly board a flight she replied, “well, you should be at the airport asking them about how that happened”.

The incident had a number of travellers perplexed as to how the child managed to get past security.