Patriots' team plane transporting 1.2 million N95 masks from China to America

Robert Kraft sends New England Patriots plane to China to deliver medical equipment back to Massachusetts

Kraft paid for $2 million worth of the masks, roughly half of the total price. The remaining masks are reportedly going to be shipped separately.

Baker said some masks will go to NY and Rhode island.

The plane - painted red, white and blue and featuring the Patriots logo on the side and the likenesses of six Lombardi trophies on the tail - departed China early Wednesday and is expected to arrive in Boston sometime Thursday.

Baker said the entire, complicated endeavor was conceived after millions of masks ordered by the state were seized prior to delivery.

The full report paints an arduous picture of the plane's quest from New England to Alaska to China and back, which included a 3-hour limit for the plane to be grounded in China. 'In today's world, those of us who are fortunate to make a difference have a significant responsibility to do so with all the assets we have available to us'.

A number of sports stars, including former New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury and Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel have offered ways to acquire medical masks, while several sports gear manufacturers have pivoted to making medical equipment during the outbreak.

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The jet landed at Boston's Logan International Airport, where a trailer normally used to haul the team's sporting equipment around the country received about a quarter of the masks to deliver to New York City, a COVID-19 hotspot that direly needs personal protection equipment (PPE) for its frontline workers.

"So I spoke to the governor and he requested if there was any way we could get some of these masks for NY".

When the order was complete, the Tencent team ushered the masks through customs and onto the waiting Patriots team plane.

"It is an honour for our family to be a part of this humanitarian mission", said Kraft in a statement.

'What we needed, ' said Kraft Sports and Entertainment COO JIM Nolan, 'were boots on the ground to gather the goods and get them to the right place'.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker confirmed the flight on Twitter this morning. "It's nice to care for those who provide such compassionate care for us". Politico reports that Baker will welcome the plane when it lands with the masks, Robert Kraft, and MA lieutenant governor Karyn Polito on board.

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