NANTUCKET, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's a false alarm over at Nantucket Memorial Airport Operations, where officials flagged a charter flight that struck similarities with the plane that carried migrant passengers to Martha's Vineyard last month.
The Nantucket Police Department released a statement on Tuesday that the suspected flight was expected to land in Nantucket that same day. While officials did not detail why the plane seemed similar to the one that touched down in Martha's Vineyard, police confirm Tuesday's flight is unrelated.
The NPD says officers spoke with the charter company hired for the flight scheduled to land on the island, who detailed that the plane is carrying executives from an investment company. Police say they believe the information provided by the charter company is credible. NMAO also contacted the company, who reported the same story that the flight is for a business group based out of Chicago, Illinois.
Prior to the confirmation, authorities said they had a "detailed plan" should the flight have carried migrants.