Flight Quarantined At JFK Airport, More than 100 Reported Sick On Board

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A plane from Dubai has landed at JFK Airport and is being held away from the terminal under quarantine after several passengers on board, possibly as many as 100, reported feeling sick.

The Airbus A380 has arrived at Terminal 4 and will he met by the Centers for Disease Control and Port Authority Police. Three passengers have been transported to a local hospital.

Emirates Flight 203 landed in New York Wednesday shortly after 9 a.m. with 500 people on board. 

Shortly before 10:30 a.m., Emirates Airlines said only 10 passengers from Dubai had taken ill.

“On arrival, as a precaution, they were attended to by local health authorities,” it said. “All others will disembark shortly. The safety & care of our customers is our first priority.”


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