The airline said in a statement that about 10 passengers on the flight from Dubai to NY had become ill on board.
"The Emirates cabin crew were super-helpful, they were not in panic mode, which was incredible", Makki, 36, said in an interview outside of John F. Kennedy Airport.
It arrived after 9 a.m. local time in NY from Dubai. Passengers were required to fill out forms and have their temperature taken as they exited the plane. An additional eight people were treated at the airport, he added.
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Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Port Authority police were reportedly responding to the incident.
"Health officials are processing tests now to determine the cause", Phillips continued, adding: "Symptoms still pointing to the flu".
Haynes further reported CDC public health officers were working with local authorities to examine passengers and take all necessary healthcare measures. Health officials were allowing the remaining passengers to disembark only after checking each one for symptoms, Phillips said.
Vanilla Ice shared his experience in a series of tweets, writing, "So I just landed in NY coming back from Dubai and now I'm stuck on the runway with like 1000 police, ambulances, fire trucks, this is insane".