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Brazilian Child Sneaks onto Plane

Every parent has to keep an eye on their children, but some children are more determined than others to get into mischief. Still, Brazilian mom Daniele Marques had to be in disbelief after having been informed of her son’s latest exploit.

Danielle said, “I woke up at 5:30 a.m., 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 a.m., and that’s when I realized he was no longer in his bedroom and I started to panic.”

After Googling “how to get onto a plane unnoticed,” that’s exactly what nine-year-old Emanuel Marques de Oliveira did. He snuck out of the house, into a nearby airport, got past security, and onto a Latam Airlines flight bound for the São Paulo region of Brazil. Employees say the plane had traveled about 1,700 miles before they noticed him on the plane.

After authorities investigated the security breach, they sent him back to his rightful home. They noted that Emanuel didn’t try to escape because of any negativity at home, but because he had family around São Paulo with whom he wanted to spend time.

Sounds like young Emanuel has a future in testing security systems. Or perhaps Apple might want to pluck him for their next iPhone commercial. The ad copy “FaceTime with your family, so your kid doesn’t try to sneak onto a plane.”

Possible Preaching Angle:

Children are inquisitive and can take risks that are dangerous. Wise parents should be diligent to harness that curiosity into safe channels without stifling their spirit.

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