(WABC) – Emergency crews are responding to JFK Airport after a jetliner carrying a number of passengers described as seriously ill landed at JFK International Airport.
Emirates Flight 203, an Airbus A380, arrived from Dubai at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday after declaring a medical emergency.
Initial reports indicated that up to 100 people appeared to be ill.
However, Emirates Airline released the following statement after the plane landed:
Law enforcement and health officials are responding on the ground. The plane is being held away from the terminals.
Many who said they were not ill vented their frustration about the situation on social media.