LOS ANGELES - A Korean Air flight from Seoul to Las Vegas was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday afternoon amid coronavirus concerns.
A Korean Air spokesperson said the diversion was due to "three passengers onboard who had stayed in China within 14 days before their departure."
Flight KE005 landed at LAX without incident at about 2:30 p.m. and the three passengers in question went through a quarantine process, according to the Korean Air spokesperson.
After confirming those three passengers didn't have any symptoms of the coronavirus, they were cleared to reboard flight KE005 and continue on to Las Vegas, Korean Air said.
The viral outbreak has already infected over 14,550 people globally with at least 25 different countries reporting cases of the coronavirus, which began in China.