Vanilla Ice Says He Was on Flight From Dubai in Which More Than a Dozen People Fell Ill
The rapper tweeted from the runway after the plane landed Wednesday.
Passengers disembarked a quarantined plane that flew from Dubai to New York City after up to 100 travelers "complained of illness including cough and some with fever,” according to the CDC.
Rapper Vanilla Ice happened to be on the Emirates flight and posted video from his window seat once the plane landed at JFK Airport Wednesday.
Emergency vehicles were on the tarmac, waiting to treat passengers.
“A couple people got ill on the plane. It must be pretty serious because there's a lot of people out there, news stations and police, a bunch of ambulances,” he said.
A few minutes later, he tweeted: “This is crazy. Apparently there is over 100 people sick on the bottom floor, so happy I’m up top, it's a double-decker plane.”
Ultimately, 19 passengers on the flight were deemed sick, and 10 were hospitalized following the 14-hour flight.
Emirates initially reported that they believed that the cause of the illness was food-borne contaminates.
There were 432 passengers aboard the superjumbo jet and Emirates, which is known as one of the most luxurious airlines in the world, apologized for the disruption.
It expects the flight to return to Dubai with just a three-hour delay, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Emirates operates five flights a day to New York City and Newark, New Jersey.
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