Emirates says 10 passengers were removed from quarantine flight after reports of 100 sick falls

A flight from the Emirates airline from Dubai to New York City has been quarantined after several passengers reported feeling sick

Emirates claims that ten passengers were removed from a quarantined flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport following reports that HUNDREDS fell ill on board

Valerie Edwards for Dailymail.com

The Emirates airline has claimed that ten passengers have been recalled from a quarantined flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport despite numerous reports that 100 passengers became ill.

The plane landed at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday morning shortly after 9 a.m.

Initial reports indicated that up to 100 passengers became ill, but an Emirates statement said that number is only 10.

A flight from the Emirates airline from Dubai to New York City has been quarantined after several passengers reported feeling sick

A flight from the Emirates airline from Dubai to New York City has been quarantined after several passengers reported feeling sick

The plane landed at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday morning shortly after 9 a.m.

The plane landed at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday morning shortly after 9 a.m.

The plane landed at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday morning shortly after 9 a.m.

But a statement shared by Emirates on Twitter said that only 10 people were affected.

"Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers in the EK203 number from Dubai to New York fell ill.

"When they arrived, as a precaution, they were taken care of by the local health authorities, and everyone else will be arriving shortly, and the safety and care of our customers is our first priority," the airline wrote.

A request from DailyMail.com to comment on Emirates was not returned immediately to clarify that discrepancy.

Airport officials said Emirates flight 203 was carrying 500 passengers when some of them reported feeling sick.

The pilot expressed concern to air traffic controllers that many of his passengers appeared to be sick with fevers of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit and several of them were coughing.

The photos showed officials from the Port Authority Police and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention waiting in a parking area to check passengers after landing.

Airport officials said Emirates flight 203 carried 500 passengers when 100 of them reported feeling sick

Airport officials said Emirates flight 203 carried 500 passengers when 100 of them reported feeling sick

Airport officials said Emirates flight 203 carried 500 passengers when 100 of them reported feeling sick

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