US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the airport apprehended a 26-year-old man who « attempted to evade detection in the landing gear compartment of an aircraft, » a CBP statement said.
The flight was American Airlines #1182 from Guatemala City, according to Greg Chin, Communications Director for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
American Airlines said in a statement the flight was met by law enforcement « due to a security issue, » after landing at 10:06 a.m.
The airline said it was working with authorities on the investigation.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue confirmed to CNN they transported the man to a local hospital for medical assessment.
« Persons are taking extreme risks when they try to conceal themselves in confined spaces such as an aircraft, » the CBP statement said. « This incident remains under investigation. »