(KTXL) — A second plane carrying migrants arrived in Sacramento Monday morning, just three days after a first flight arrived unexpectedly, according to a spokesperson from the Office of the Attorney General.
The second flight carried approximately 20 people and landed at Sacramento Executive Airport shortly before 10:30 a.m.
•Video Above: First flight of migrants arrives in Sacramento
The group of people was gathered in a room at the airport and met with officials from the California Department of Justice.
The spokesperson with the OAG said the second flight “appears to be the same arrangement” as the first flight from Friday.
In that flight, 16 migrants were on a flight that took off from El Paso, Texas and landed in Deming, New Mexico before continuing on to Sacramento.
A witness who was at the Executive Airport when the second flight arrived told FOX40 News that the migrants were men and women approximately between the ages of 18 and early 40s.
The witness said, “I think they were just happy to be away from wherever they came from.”
Sacramento County spokesperson Kim Nava confirmed that there were no minors on the flight.
Nava said that the migrants were taken to a religious institution where county social service workers will assess the migrant’s needs.
Nava also said that the county was not made aware in advance that the migrants would be arriving and that it did not know if more would be coming in a similar manner.
First unexpected flight of migrants arrives in Sacramento
On Friday, June 2, a plane carrying 16 Colombian and Venezuelan migrants landed in Sacramento, according to state officials and local organizations.
State officials say that the flight originated in El Paso, Texas before continuing on to New Mexico and finally Sacramento.
The officials say the migrants were carrying documents that appeared to indicate their travel was administered by the state of Florida.
So far, Florida officials have stayed quiet, although the details about the flights is similar to two flights that happened in the fall of 2022 and involved migrants taken from San Antonio, Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
“These individuals were transported from Texas to New Mexico before being flown by private chartered jet to Sacramento and dumped on the doorstep of a local church without any advance warning,” Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said in a statement.