Plane from Dubai quarantined at NYC airport after passengers fall ill

A plane has been quarantined after numerous passengers became ill aboard a flight from Dubai that arrived at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport this morning, the mayor’s office says.

The Emirates flight landed at about 9:10 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

The airline said 10 passengers had taken ill on the flight. They “were immediately checked by local health authorities and those needing medical attention will be attended to,” an airline spokesperson said in a statement. 

Video from news helicopters showed the jet sitting on the tarmac, and surrounded by emergency vehicles and ground control personnel.

Representatives of the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention were on the scene, a spokesperson for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

A New York Police Department counterterrorism division tweeted it was monitoring what appeared to be a “medical situation.”

With files from Reuters

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