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World Plane evacuating cruise passengers re-routed after Turkey denies landing permission

00:45  21 february  2020
00:45  21 february  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Passengers disembarking from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port © Kyodo via So far, the US has evacuated some 328 American citizens from the vessel on two chartered flights, 14 They were isolated from the others on board the plane and remain in quarantine in the US.

The 14 passengers tested positive for the virus after disembarking the cruise liner, which is moored off the Japanese port of Yokohama, but before boarding the planes . Flight data showed that one flight had landed at Travis late Sunday night local time, and the other in San Antonio early Monday.

A Turkish airliner chartered by Holland America cruise line to evacuate passengers from its Westerdam cruise was abruptly turned around mid-flight Thursday, according to flight data and multiple sources.

a man sitting on a rock next to water: People on shore look at the Westerdam cruise ship docked in Sihanoukville on Feb.20, 2020. Dozens of passengers, stuck for nearly a week, on the ship have disembarked. © Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP via Getty Images People on shore look at the Westerdam cruise ship docked in Sihanoukville on Feb.20, 2020. Dozens of passengers, stuck for nearly a week, on the ship have disembarked.

The flight was carrying 283 citizens from multiple countries, including the United States, when it was forced to land in Karachi, Pakistan, instead of Istanbul, Turkey -- its original destination.

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A source familiar with the situation told ABC News the last-minute landing was because the Turkish government barred the aircraft from landing in the country over concerns about the novel coronavirus -- setting off an international fiasco.

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An 83-year old American woman who disembarked the cruise ship in Cambodia last weekend and flew to Malaysia was confirmed to have the virus that has infected nearly 76,000 people and killed over 2,100, the vast majority in China where it originated. She and her husband have been hospitalized in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, according to U.S. officials, setting off concerns that others on board the ship may have the virus, formally known as COVID-19.

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American passengers on the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship departed from a Tokyo airport on flights home that the U.S. government arranged after a high-level The Defense Department said one plane would go to Travis Air Force Base near Sacramento, Calif., and the other

But the Cambodian Ministry of Health announced Wednesday that all 781 Westerdam passengers remaining in the country had tested negative for COVID-19. The remaining passengers disembarked from the ship, while those who had stayed in hotels in the area were permitted to begin leaving Cambodia and fly home.

a large ship in the background: Passengers of the MS Westerdam, back, owned by Holland America Line, disembark at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Feb. 15, 2020. © Heng Sinith/AP Passengers of the MS Westerdam, back, owned by Holland America Line, disembark at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Feb. 15, 2020.

"Everyone is healthy, and now you just saw a number of buses leave," said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America, which owns the Westerdam. "We expect everybody to be on the way home in the next two days."

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Among those trips home, Holland America chartered the Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul, where passengers would be able to travel onward to their final destination.

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While in the skies over Iran, Turkish Airlines Flight 3441 informed air traffic control that it had a "technical issue" and needed to land. An hour and 40 minutes later, it made a previously unscheduled landing at Karachi International Airport at around 9:50 p.m., local time, according to a Pakistani civil aviation official.

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Before landing, air traffic control told the pilot, "No assistance is required upon arrival," according to a recording of the exchange.

a man and a woman standing in front of a building: FILE John Miller, from Orcas Island, Wash., reacts after he disembarked from the MS Westerdam, at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia on Feb. 4, 2020. © Heng Sinith/AP FILE John Miller, from Orcas Island, Wash., reacts after he disembarked from the MS Westerdam, at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia on Feb. 4, 2020.

The emergency landing and rescinded invitation to Istanbul forced officials to scramble to find a new location for the plane to land. Consular officials from foreign countries in Karachi were awoken, according to the source, as they and other officials pressed the Turkish government to change its mind and then searched for a new location for the aircraft to land.

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The aircraft took off again at 2:09 a.m., local time, and was heading to Amsterdam, according to flight data.

Holland America, Turkish Airlines and the Turkish embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to questions on Thursday.

ABC News's Habibullah Khan contributed to this report from Islamabad and Chantha Lach from Phnom Penh.

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