Passengers Fall Seriously Ill On Emirates Flight From Dubai To JFK

News & Sport

Passengers Fall Seriously Ill On Emirates Flight From Dubai To JFK

SPIN 1038
SPIN 1038

05:31 5 Sep 2018


Share this article


An Emirates super-jumbo in New York has been met by ambulances, police and disease experts after passengers became unwell.

Dozens of vehicles surrounded the plane at JFK Airport, with people on board reportedly coughing and having high fevers.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING: An Emirates A380 in quarantine at JFK Airport right now awaiting CDC officials after about 100 passengers became ill with fevers over 100 degrees and coughing. Flight 203 had just arrived from Dubai. <a href="https://t.co/lyUgNbMaEW">pic.twitter.com/lyUgNbMaEW</a></p>&mdash; Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) <a href="https://twitter.com/SweeneyABC/status/1037336124820279298?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 5, 2018</a></blockquote>
<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 100 are ill, while Emirates say only around 10 passengers fell ill.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EK203?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EK203</a> 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 &amp; care of our customers is our first priority.</p>&mdash; Emirates Airline (@emirates) <a href="https://twitter.com/emirates/status/1037344121139195905?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">5 September 2018</a></blockquote>
<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


Share this article


Live: Title

Description

Added to queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

SPIN Hits With Meghann

SPIN Hits With Meghann

10:45 AM-02:45 PM

Share

Up next

SPIN Hits With Darren Regan

SPIN Hits With Darren Regan

02:45 PM-06:45 PM

Share

The Zoo Crew With Shane Bucks

The Zoo Crew With Shane Bucks

06:45 PM-09:45 PM

Share

SPIN Xtra With Tuáthla

SPIN Xtra With Tuáthla

09:45 PM-11:45 PM

Share

SPIN Session

SPIN Session

11:45 PM-12:45 AM

Share

Perpetual Motion

Perpetual Motion

01:45 AM-06:45 AM

Share

Fully Charged With Ed & Valerie

Fully Charged With Ed & Valerie

06:45 AM-10:45 AM

Share

SPIN Hits With Meghann

SPIN Hits With Meghann

10:45 AM-02:45 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on