Emirates flight quarantined at US airport after passengers fall ill

Emirates flight quarantined at US airport after passengers fall ill
Published: 5 September 2018 - 2:33 p.m.
By: AVB Staff

Emirates Flight 203 has been quarantined after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), as reported by the New York Mayor’s office.

According to initial reports, the crew reported at least 100 people were feeling ill with symptoms of coughing and fever. A total of 500 passengers were on-board the Airbus A380 aircraft that flew to New York from Dubai.

Upon landing, the aircraft was met by officials from the Port Authority Police and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Larry Coben, a passenger on board the plane, has tweeted "All we have been told is that some passengers have fallen ill and we should remain in our seats”.

It is still unclear what caused the sudden illness on-board.

Emirates has released an official statement on its Twitter account confirming 10 passengers on flight EK203 have taken ill. Currently being attended by local health authorities, the airline expects remaining passengers to disembark shortly.

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