Emirates flight from Dubai quarantined at JFK after 100 report feeling sick
A plane landing at John F. Kennedy airport has been quarantined after about 100 passengers reported feeling sick on board the flight, airport sources said.
Emirates flight 203 from Dubai was headed to New York when at least 100 of the 500 passengers on board reported feeling ill.
The flight landed at JFK Wednesday morning about 9:10 a.m. where Port Authority Police and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were waiting in a staging area to check passengers.
Passengers are being checked over at JFK Airport by police and medics, with online reports claiming people are ‘coughing and are suffering from fever.’
A passenger on board the double-decker flight posted an image of emergency response vehicles waiting outside the plane on the runway.
The mayor’s office confirmed the report, saying the plane had been quarantined.
Details to follow