The Turkish Airlines flight had to wait 40 minutes in the air for landing in Kabul

The Turkish Airlines flight to Kabul to evacuate its citizens and foreigners stranded in Afghanistan had to wait 40 minutes in the air for landing.

Flight TK706 entered Afghanistan’s airspace at 6:30 a.m. local time. The Boeing 777 continued to hover in the air for 40 minutes west of Kabul when it was not immediately allowed to land at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

After receiving clearance from the airport authorities, the Turkish plane landed at 7.45 am local time.

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According to aviation sources, the operation for commercial flights at Kabul International Airport was closed since last night.

Last night, only US Air Force planes have been landing and taking off in Kabul. A Royal Air Force plane has also reached Kabul to pick up its citizens.