NEW YORK – An Emirates Airlines aircraft was quarantined at New York’s Kennedy Airport amid reports of numerous ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai.
Seven crew members and three passengers were taken to an area hospital to be checked out after becoming ill.
Video from news helicopters showed the jet sitting on the tarmac surrounded by ambulances, vehicles and airport personnel.
Passengers were exiting the plane with their luggage and getting on to buses.
A New York police counterterrorism division tweeted it appeared to be a “medical situation.”
Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were taken ill. On arrival, as a precaution, they were attended to by local health authorities. All others will disembark shortly. The safety & care of our customers is our first priority.
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) September 5, 2018