All of the passengers are off the Emirates Airlines flight that landed at JFK Airport with over a dozen reports of people being sick.
Five-hundred people were on the flight out of Dubai, including Wellington resident, 90s hip-hop star Vanilla Ice, who shared a video from the plane on Twitter.
So I just landed from Dubai and now there is like tons of ambulances and fire trucks and police all over the place pic.twitter.com/i9QLh6WyJW— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) September 5, 2018
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's spokesman said 19 people felt ill upon landing, with ten being sent to the hospital. Tests are being conducted to determine the cause of the illness, while symptoms indicate a flu outbreak of some kind.