Emirates aircraft quarantined at JFK airport after passengers reported being sick

Posted at 8:36 AM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 15:19:57-04

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.”