10 passengers fall ill on flight from Dubai; plane quarantined at JFK airport

NEW YORK — A plane was quarantined at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport when about 10 passengers became ill aboard a flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Emirates flight landed about 9:10 a.m. Wednesday. The airline said 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.”

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