A US-bound charter plane carrying over 100 Afghan evacuees, including Americans, was being held Tuesday at a United Arab Emirates airport after its landing rights were revoked, flight organizers said.

The flight, chartered by non-profit group Project Dynamo, departed Kabul airport and got held up for over 14 hours at Abu Dhabi airport with 117 people aboard, including 59 children, the group’s founder Bryan Stern told Reuters.

Stern said the plan was to transfer the passengers to a chartered Ethiopian Airlines plane for another flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens.

But the US Customs and Border Protection agency switched their clearance to Dulles International Airport outside Washington, before revoking landing rights anywhere in the US, according to Stern.

U.S. bars a chartered flight called Project Dynamo, in which took off in Kabul, from landing in the United States.
The flight, chartered by non-profit group Project Dynamo, was brought to a halt by the U.S. from landing in the United States.
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The Department of Homeland Security did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters.

Six Americans, 83 green card holders and six people with US Special Immigration Visas are aboard the stalled flight, Stern said.

A Biden administration official told Reuters that it typically takes time to verify the manifests of charter planes before clearing them to land in the United States.

Kabul airport and got held up for over 14 hours at Abu Dhabi airport with 117 people aboard.
The flight departed Kabul airport and got held up for over 14 hours at Abu Dhabi.
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The owner of the non-profit chartered flight said the plan was to transfer the passengers to a chartered Ethiopian Airlines plane, but US Customs and Border Protection agency switched their clearance to Dulles International Airport outside Washington.
US Customs and Border Protection agency made the chartered flight transfer to Dulles International Airport outside Washington.
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