LIVE VIDEO: At least 100 people are reported ill on an international flight landing at #JFK, and the #CDC is responding with Port Authority police to where the plane is being held: https://t.co/FCH6DVldJt #breaking
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) September 5, 2018
CBS NewYork reports that A plane from Dubai landed at JFK Airport and was held away from the terminal after several passengers on board reported feeling sick.
The Emirates Airbus A380 arrived at Terminal 4 and was met by the Centers for Disease Control and Port Authority police. Seven crew members and passengers were transported to a Jamaica Hospital in Queens.
Emirates Flight 203 landed in New York Wednesday shortly after 9 a.m. with 500 people on board. It was a direct flight from Dubai and did not make a stop in Mecca as the New York mayor’s office erroneously reported earlier.
FlightAware: Emirates Flight 203
Shortly before 10:30 a.m., Emirates Airlines said only about 10 passengers from Dubai had taken ill. Previous reports estimated the number of sick passengers at closer to 100 people.
“On arrival, as a precaution, they were attended to by local health authorities,” it said. “All others will disembark shortly. The safety & care of our customers is our first priority.”
A government source briefed on situation said there was no evidence of a security or terror…
Folks at passport control debating whether we should be allowed off the bus. Ten minutes so far pic.twitter.com/4AsammlJe5
— Larry Coben (@LarryCoben) September 5, 2018