NPR News & Classical Music
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

Plane Lands At JFK With Dozens Of Sick Passengers

jfkemirates_apbebetomatthews_180905.jpg
Bebeto Matthews
/
AP
Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at JFK Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday in New York.

A plane has been quarantined at New York’s Kennedy Airport when about 10 passengers became ill aboard a flight from Dubai.

The Emirates flight landed around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday. The airline says the passengers were getting medical attention “as a precaution.”

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.

Representatives of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were on the scene.

A New York police counterterrorism division tweeted it appeared to be a “medical situation.”