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Terror In The Sky? Flight Makes Emergency Landing After 10 Passengers Fall Ill

Dubai JFK Flight Emergency Landing Passengers Ill
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Feb. 25 2019, Updated 11:43 a.m. ET

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An Emirates A380 commercial jetliner from Dubai to New York made an emergency landing at JFK International Airport this Wednesday morning, after several dozen passengers fell ill.

Federal authorities immediately responded to the incident, including agents from the FBI, Homeland Security and Center for Disease Control & Prevention.

A JFK spokesperson told that federal response is typical in matters pertaining to commercial jetliners.

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As of now, at least ten people are being treated for "flu like" symptoms, while nearly 100 other passengers remain quarantined as authorities continue their investigation.


All passengers are being asked to fill out a "Passenger Locator Information Form" from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention.

A photo posted on social media by passenger Larry Cobin even shows authorities surrounding the jumbo jetliner following the emergency landing.

"Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were taken ill," Emirates Airlines told "On arrival, as a precaution, they were attended to by local health authorities. All others will disembark shortly. The safety & care of our customers is our first priority."

It has not yet been revealed what caused the passengers to fall ill.

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