2 Cuban migrants fly into Florida on hang glider
Duo landed at Key West airport and turned over to border patrol, police say
Two Cuban migrants used a motorized hang glider to fly the approximately 145 kilometres from the communist island to Key West on Saturday, Florida officials said.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said the duo landed safely at Key West International Airport at about 10:30 a.m. local time and were turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol.
Border Patrol officials in South Florida did not answer a phone call on Saturday seeking comment.
Overwhelmed by Cubans and other migrants arriving at the Mexican border and into Florida by boat, the Biden administration in early January implemented a policy change that makes them request a permit, or parole, online before arriving with the sponsorship of a relative or acquaintance in the United States.
Those who arrive without doing that risk deportation.