Advertisement
| 05 September, 2018

About 100 reported ill on board Emirates airline flight in New York

Emirates flight 203, carrying about 500 passengers, landed at John F. Kennedy airport

Business Class cabin on Emirates’ new Boeing 777-300ER

Business Class cabin on Emirates’ new Boeing 777-300ER

Emirates/Handout via Thomson Reuters Zawya

NEW YORK- About 100 passengers on Wednesday morning were reported feeling ill on board an Emirates airline EMIRA.UL flight to New York from Dubai, causing the plane to be quarantined, according to local news media reports.

Emirates flight 203, carrying about 500 passengers, landed at John F. Kennedy airport shortly after 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), according to reports from NBC TV's New York station. Officials from the Port Authority Police Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were on scene but did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Advertisement

(Reporting by Gina Cherelus; editing by Jonathan Oatis) ((Gina.Cherelus@thomsonreuters.com; 646-223-6215;))