Nantucket Airport Flags Possible Migrant Flight For Tuesday

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NANTUCKET, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Nantucket officials are raising the alarm about another possible flight of migrants coming to Massachusetts, this time to their small island airport.

Nantucket Police said officials from Nantucket Memorial Airport called them on Friday to warn them of another possible flight. The flight, scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, has "many similarities" to the asylum seeker flights to Martha's Vineyard in September.

Nantucket Memorial Operations said they contacted the charter flight company in question, which said the flight is a "business flight for a group out of Chicago."

In the Martha's Vineyard case, two flights of about 50 migrants total arrived with no warning, catching local officials off guard. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis eventually took credit for the flights.

The Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror reported that the Nantucket flight would be operated by the same company that flew the asylum seekers to the Vineyard.

Nantucket Police said they and many other town departments were coordinating in case the flight on Tuesday is carrying migrants.

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