Two Cubans desperate to escape the socialist revolution and the misery and oppression of communism flew a motorized hang glider across the Florida Straits and landed safely in Key West.
Two migrants from Cuba landed at Key West International Airport in Florida on Saturday via a motorized hang glider, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
The pair landed at about 10:30 a.m. local time, and were not seriously injured, the sheriff’s office announced on its website.
Both men were turned over to the custody of the US Border Patrol.
The daring escape is a daily reminder of the desperation and misery suffered by the Cuban people. Cuba’s 64-year-old socialist revolution is so horribly asphyxiating, jumping on truck inner tubes or slabs of styrofoam to navigate shark-infested waters or even flying 90 miles in a rickety hand glider is preferable to remaining on the island.