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Passengers From Istanbul Learn of Blasts on Flight to Miami

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    Passengers aboard a Turkish Airways flight from Istanbul to Miami described the moments of shock once they realized the airport they departed from was the scene of yet another deadly attack Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, June 28, 2016)

    Passengers aboard a Turkish Airways flight from Istanbul to Miami described the moments of shock once they realized the airport they departed from was the scene of yet another deadly attack Tuesday.

    "We had live TV on the flight so I was able to watch CNN and BBC," Turkish traveler Corey Erman said. "So really the last three hours of the flight we were just watching to see what was going on. It's terrible."

    At least three dozen people were killed in explosions at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, in what officials said appeared to be a coordinated terror attack.

    "Seeing it and realizing we just left that airport eight hours ago, it was a little unnerving," Harry Rogge said.

    Travelers say when they landed at Miami International Airport, security was tight before even stepping off of the aircraft.

    "Just to get off the plane onto the ramp we had to show passports and they must of had about 8 or 10 officers, a bomb sniffing dog, they were checking everybody," Rogge said.

    At the departures terminal, people waited in line hoping for an answer to make it safely to their final destination. Others, however, changed their travel plans altogether.

    "We were meant to visit family members in Istanbul, but we have changed our plans. I have family in Hungary so we'll just head on over to Budapest," traveler Shari Little said.

    "It does make me very nervous, very nervous," David Williams said. "I'm not sure if I want to travel today."

    "I'm really speechless, I'm really worried, and I don't know why anything is happening and I don't know when it's all going to end," Ceylan Duru Can said.