Emirates Flight EK203 landed this morning at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, and was immediately quarantined with reports of up to 100 passengers sick, on this flight, which arrived in from a 14 hour flight from Dubai.
There have been mixed reports on the exact number sick, with the CDC initially saying 100 passengers, however Emirates claiming it’s only 10 passengers who fell ill with other reports claiming that seven crew members are included in this will flu-like symptoms including fevers. Sick passengers have been taken to local hospitals in the area.
Federal health authorities and local police quarantined an Emirates Airline jumbo jet Wednesday morning in New York after passengers were reported ill on the flight from Dubai.
The plane landed at 9:12 a.m. at John F. Kennedy International Airport with “multiple sick passengers,” according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the airport. Passengers had “flu-like” symptoms including fevers and coughs, according to New York’s mayor’s office.
Upon landing, the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger jet, was met by ambulances and was parked away from terminals, so medical personnel from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could provide medical assistance and assess the situation, the Port Authority said.
FlightAware shows Emirates 203 arrived at 9:18am this morning.