A plane carrying evacuees from Israel landed at Tampa International Airport on Wednesday morning.
Fifty-four evacuees were on board the 787 EgyptAir flight, which landed around 9 a.m.
The Governor’s office confirmed this is the second state-coordinated flight to return.
A second flight bringing more Americans who were stranded in Israel back home has arrived.Florida has stepped up to assist our citizens in need.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) October 18, 2023
On Sunday, Tampa-based rescue group Project Dynamo and Gov. Ron DeSantis helped 270 people return to Florida.
The group also helped with Wednesday’s flight.
“Everyone you talk to in Israel has been to a funeral. Everyone you talk to has lost a friend. Everyone you talk to is severely impacted by this,” said Bryan Stern, founder and CEO of Project Dynamo.
The company has also assisted people in areas like Afghanistan, Ukraine, Fort Myers during Hurricane Ian, and Hawaii during the August wildfires.
For more information on the first flight, click here.