DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruling has landed in the United States after being flown across the world in a U.S. Air Force C-17 plane that's basically a flying hospital.

Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah survived the 16-hour trip on Thursday under the watch of U.S. medical professionals and Kuwaitis. Kuwait’s state-run news agency KUNA says Kuwait's ambassador to the U.S. was at the airport to meet the emir's entourage. Flight-tracking data showed the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III that took off from Kuwait International Airport landed in Rochester, the home of the flagship campus of the Mayo Clinic.

Kuwait has not said what ails Sheikh Sabah.

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