Plane from Dubai quarantined at NYC airport after passengers fall ill

Plane from Dubai quarantined at NYC airport after passengers fall ill

Vanilla Ice is aboard an Emirates Airbus A380 jet quarantined at John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY, according to the musician's Twitter account. Ten people have reportedly been taken to the hospital.

"Approximately 100 passengers, including some crew on the flight, complained of illness including cough and some with fever".

Another passenger tweeted: "Worst flight ever Dubai to NYC; plane was basically a flying infirmary". That said, Emirates officials reportedly told US officials that only 10 people were ill and believes this incident was caused by food poisoning. Shortly after 11 am ET, Phillips said that 40 had been cleared to go on through customs and "a few others" were showing symptoms and being held for treatment or possible transfer to a hospital.

There were reports of 100 out of 500 passengers who fell ill on the plane.

In the video Vanilla Ice said, "Someone is sick on the plane, a couple people got ill on the plane and it must be pretty serious because that's a lot of people out there".

"Our crew and on-ground staff extended our full co-operation with the authorities during the on board screenings and the aircraft has now been handed back to Emirates", the statement said. Larry Coben said on Twitter that fellow passengers were asked to fill out CDC forms detailing where people have recently travelled. "All other passengers will be disembarking shortly".

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Port Authority spokesman Scott Ladd referred questions to the state Department of Health, but he did confirm health officials were on the scene.

Passenger Jaison Augustine tweeted: "I'm on this flight right now!"

He wrote: "All we have been told is that some passengers have fallen ill and we should remain in our seats".

Emirates released a statement in response to the outbreak, writing that passengers "were immediately checked by local health authorities and those needing medical attention will be attended to".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said they were monitoring the situation and President Donald Trump was being updated as new information became available.

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