The father of the teen stowaway says he plans to fly to Hawaii soon to bring his son home.
The 15-year-old boy hitched a ride in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines flight from San Jose to Kahului on April 20.
Abdulahi Yusuf said in a statement that he's excited to get his son home and was relieved to hear of his safety. The boy remains in a Honolulu hospital.
The family is from Somalia and Yusuf says his son is struggling to adjust to living in the U.S. He says his son did not get a formal education in Africa, where the boy's mother lives.