Vanilla Ice Stunned Emirates Plane He's Aboard is Quarantined at JFK

A flight with dozens of sick passengers reportedly landed at JFK airport Wednesday

A flight with dozens of sick passengers reportedly landed at JFK airport Wednesday

Passengers leave the Emirates jet at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard the flight from Dubai.

An airport source told Fox 5 News that a medical emergency happened on the plane.

After landing, Alli said the flight crew was dismissed, leaving passengers unattended for about a half hour until medical teams boarded to perform exams, taking the sick people off board first.

She said doctors will know more when they get the results of respiratory tests done on the three passengers and seven crew members late Wednesday. The airline said the remaining passengers would disembark shortly after what the mayor's office described as a quarantine.

A spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio said the sick passengers were taken off the plane and taken to a hospital in Queens.

Emirates said that 10 passengers had been taken ill and were being looked after by local health officials "as a precaution".

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New York City officials reported that 10 of the 19 were admitted to hospital, while the other nine refused treatment.

The Guyana native, 30, told USA TODAY that his journey began in Saudi Arabia, and when he boarded the aircraft for his connecting flight from Dubai to NY, he sensed something was off. She said 10 passengers fell ill on the flight from Dubai to NY.

Larry Coben, who identified himself as one of the passengers aboard the plane, uploaded photos on Twitter showing dozens of police and emergency vehicles waiting outside the plane on the tarmac.

"Passengers who are not ill will be allowed to continue with their travel plans, and if necessary will be followed up with by health officials", the agency said. The plane had stopped in Mecca, where there's a flu outbreak, Fox News reported.

Airline representatives did not immediate respond to an email requesting information.

Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle, was not only unaffected by the flu-like illness, but he was seemingly unaware of the apparent chaos beneath him on the plane.

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