In an unusual case, the shirtless and shoeless body of a young man was found on a street in Milton, MA, a suburb of Boston, on November 15, 2010. He had suffered major trauma, particularly to his head. There was no identification on the body.
Within five or six days, however, the youngster's identification was confirmed by fingerprints as 16 year-old Delvonte Tisdale, of Charlotte, NC.
It is believed that Tisdale got past security at the Charlotte airport, under cover of darkness, and stowed away in the wheel well of US Air Flight 1776. When the plane lowered its wheels for landing in Boston, Tisdale fell thousands of feet to his death.
Today it was reported that Tisdale's family has hired a wrongful death attorney. The claim is that airport security in Charlotte was not "up to par". According to Fox 25/My Fox Boston, Family of boy who fell to his death from plane hires lawyer "the attorney blames airport security for the boy's death".
I am not willing to blame airport security for the young man's death. His action in secreting himself in the wheel well is unexplained, bizarre, and not foreseeable as a risk that security had a duty to prevent. Personal responsibility for actions is key. It's tragic and sad, but morally and legally correct.