“All other passengers were allowed to leave and clear customs,” they added.
Media Statement #2: Emirates can confirm that all passengers have disembarked from flight #EK203. All passengers were screened by local health authorities prior to disembarkation. 3 passengers & 7 crew were transferred to the hospital for further medical care and evaluation. 1/4— Emirates Airline (@emirates) September 5, 2018
Because of the delay, the return flight to Dubai was delayed about three hours, Emirates said.
All other #EK203 passengers were allowed to leave and clear customs. Our crew & on-ground staff extended full cooperation with the authorities during the onboard screenings & the aircraft has now been handed back to Emirates. 2/4— Emirates Airline (@emirates) September 5, 2018
“We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience caused. The safety and well-being of our customers and crew is always our top priority,” they added.
Due to the delay with #EK203, the return flight EK204 from New York JFK to Dubai will be delayed by approx. 3 hours. Passengers with connecting flights in Dubai who are impacted by the delay will be assisted with rebookings by our local ground staff. 3/4— Emirates Airline (@emirates) September 5, 2018
An Emirates plane from Dubai has landed at JFK International Airport in Queens, New York, after dozens of passengers have fallen “seriously ill” and are now quarantined on the plane. The plane is being held at the terminal, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Port Authority Police are responding to the scene and will set up a staging area to examine passengers, CBS News reported Wednesday.
We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused. The safety and wellbeing of our customers and crew is always our top priority. #EK203 4/4— Emirates Airline (@emirates) September 5, 2018
More than 100 passengers reported feeling “seriously ill,” RT reported. reported that the passengers who fell ill will be triaged and treated.
LIVE VIDEO: At least 100 people are reported ill on an international flight landing at #JFK, and the #CDC is responding with Port Authority police to where the plane is being held: https://t.co/FCH6DVldJt #breaking— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) September 5, 2018