Plane quarantined at New York's JFK Airport after passengers fall ill

Plane quarantined at New York's JFK Airport after passengers fall ill

Plane quarantined at New York's JFK Airport after passengers fall ill

After landing, Alli said the flight crew was dismissed, leaving passengers unattended for about a half hour until medical teams boarded to perform exams, taking the sick people off board first.

Passengers who were not ill were allowed to continue with their travel plans.

A MAJOR incident has been declared at New York's JFK Airport following reports a plane has been quarantined.

Medical staff from the CDC had all passengers fill out health care questionnaires on board, passenger Srinivasan Rao said. Nine people refused medical attention at the airport.

The group of illnesses comes a day after 10 people were hospitalized and tested positive for influenza after arriving by plane in NY from Dubai.

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The CDC said in its statement that as many as 100 passengers and crew members reported feeling sick during the flight from Dubai.

He said the flight departed as scheduled, however.

Passenger Larry Coben shared photos on Twitter of ambulances and police cars lined up on the tarmac from his plane seat window.

Emirates flight 203 was traveling from Dubai to NY and landed shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Passengers had gotten off their planes and were in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection zone at the airport when they began to complain of feeling sick.

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A total of 250 people were held at the airport for review after deplaning from their flights, Philadelphia International Airport spokeswoman Diane Gerace said.

According to Phillips' tweet, 432 passengers out of 521 aboard, have been "cleared" and eight passengers are still being treated.

The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey did not immediately respond to an AFP request to comment.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating two flights where about a dozen passengers fell ill arriving at the Philadelphia International Airport on September 6.

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