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Flight carrying Americans from Japan coronavirus cruise ship lands in California

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One of two charter flights carrying cruise ship passengers from Japan landed at a California air force base early Monday.

A plane carrying American passengers touched down at Travis Air Force Base in northern California just before 2:30 a.m., local time. Another flight was headed to Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono had tweeted earlier that Japanese troops helped transport 340 US passengers on 14 buses from Yokohama port to Tokyo’s Haneda airport. About 380 Americans were on the cruise ship.