Emirates Plane Quarantined After 100 Passengers Report Getting Ill During A Flight!

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The doubledecker Airbus A380 landed shortly after 9 a.m. ET with about 500 passengers aboard, according to a spokesperson for Emirates airline. Eric Phillips, the mayor of New York City, said that approximately 19 people were sick on the flight. "So I just landed from Dubai and now there is like tons of ambulances and fire trucks and police all over the place", he tweeted. He said the sick people were on what he called the "bottom floor".

The "Ice Ice Baby" rapper tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he was on the upper floor of the double-decker Emirates A380 flight from Dubai to John F. Kennedy Airport in NY that had been quarantined upon reaching the ground.

'All we have been told is that there are some sick passengers and that we need to remain on board, ' he said.

Vanilla Ice is aboard an Emirates Airbus A380 jet quarantined at John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY, according to the musician's Twitter account.

The New York Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau said they were monitoring a "medical situation" at the airport. Nine passengers underwent additional medical screening on site before being released, it added.

"Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to NY were taken ill".

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Shortly after noon, all the passengers had disembarked the plane.

NY counter-terrorism police are "monitoring" the ongoing quarantine of an Emirates airplane at JFK airport in NY, after 100 people reportedly fell ill during a flight from Dubai.

Phillips said health officials are working to determine what caused the sudden outbreak of symptoms on the flight, but the flu is the suspected cause.

Photos, taken by passengers inside the plane, show the flight crew leaving the aircraft. Coben did say that passengers' temperatures were taken and that they were asked to fill out CDC prevention forms.

Larry Coben, an unconfirmed passenger on the flight, has been tweeting his experience and has since deplaned.

The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey issued the following statement.

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