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CHICAGO -- The first Chicago-bound flight to leave Istanbul after the deadly suicide bombings has landed.

After a family vacation in Portugal, Tanika and Ted Golota and their 1-year-old daughter had an overnight layover in Istanbul.

The family was at the Ataturk airport last night. They had just checked into a hotel, when they got word of the terror attack.

Tonight, the Golotas who live in suburban Glenview, landed safely at O’Hare on Turkish Airlines Flight 5, the first Chicago-bound flight to leave Istanbul after the airport reopened, just hours after the deadly suicide bombings.

Other relieved passengers arriving at O’Hare’s International Terminal were greeted with hugs and tears.

WGN’s Gaynor Hall has more.