Cuban immigrants arrive at the Key West airport in a motorized glider

It’s right at the entrance.

Two Cuban immigrants arrived at Key West International Airport in Florida on Saturday in a motorized glider.

The couple fell at 10:30 a.m., according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Neither was injured.

Both men surrendered to the custody of the US Border Patrol, officials said.

“There were no service interruptions and operations are continuing as normal,” said Richard Strickland, director of airports at Key West International Airport.

The Sunshine State has seen a surge of immigrants from Cuba in recent months, though usually by sea rather than air.

motorized glider
A couple of Cuban immigrants arrived in Florida in a motorized glider
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Economic difficulties and the country’s continued authoritarian leadership have led thousands of Cubans to make the treacherous journey across the Florida Straits.

U.S. Border Patrol Chief Agent Walter Slosar told Patch in February that since Oct. 1, the federal law enforcement agency’s Miami Division has seen “over a 400 percent increase in immigration encounters.”