The Latest: Sick plane passengers appear to have the flu

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  • In this frame from video emergency response crews gather outside a plane at JFK Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (WABC 7 via AP)

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    In this frame from video, a person walks off an Emirates plane at JFK International Airport to a waiting bus on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York, as emergency response crews gather outside the plane amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai. (WABC 7 via AP)

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    Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at JFK Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Larry Coben via AP)

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    A passenger gets her temperature taken as she leaves an Emirates airplane at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Larry Coben via AP)

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    Passengers leave an Emirates airplane at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Larry Coben via AP)

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    Raghida Dergham, center, a senior diplomatic reporter at the United Nations updates reporters about her flight aboard an Emirates airline after an emergency was declared when the plane landed at JFK Airport with ill passengers on a flight from Dubai, Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    Sranivasa Rao, center, from Floral Park, Queens, N.Y., updates reporters about his flight aboard an Emirates airline after an emergency was declared when the plane landed at JFK Airport with ill passengers on a flight from Dubai, Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    Sranivasa Rao, center, from Floral Park, Queens, N.Y., update reporters about his flight aboard an Emirates airline after an emergency was declared when the plane landed at JFK Airport with ill passengers on a flight from Dubai, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

  • In this frame from video emergency response crews gather outside a plane at JFK Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (WABC 7 via AP)

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    In this frame from video, a person walks off an Emirates plane at JFK International Airport to a waiting bus on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York, as emergency response crews gather outside the plane amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai. (WABC 7 via AP)

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    Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at JFK Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Larry Coben via AP)

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    A passenger gets her temperature taken as she leaves an Emirates airplane at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Larry Coben via AP)

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    Passengers leave an Emirates airplane at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Larry Coben via AP)

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    Raghida Dergham, center, a senior diplomatic reporter at the United Nations updates reporters about her flight aboard an Emirates airline after an emergency was declared when the plane landed at JFK Airport with ill passengers on a flight from Dubai, Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    Sranivasa Rao, center, from Floral Park, Queens, N.Y., updates reporters about his flight aboard an Emirates airline after an emergency was declared when the plane landed at JFK Airport with ill passengers on a flight from Dubai, Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    Sranivasa Rao, center, from Floral Park, Queens, N.Y., update reporters about his flight aboard an Emirates airline after an emergency was declared when the plane landed at JFK Airport with ill passengers on a flight from Dubai, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the emergency response around a plane carrying sick passengers (all times local):

6:41 p.m.

The 10 passengers and crewmembers who were hospitalized in New York City after arriving sick on a flight from Dubai appear to have the flu.

New York City health officials say they obtained respiratory samples from the patients and their symptoms look like influenza. They say they won't know for sure until they get final results. All of the patients were listed in stable condition.

The Emirates flight was quarantined after landing a Kennedy Airport Wednesday morning.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 100 of the 520 people aboard the plane had complained of illness, including cough and fever.

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3:30 p.m.

An airliner from Dubai with 10 passengers and crew members who were hospitalized with flu-like symptoms was carrying 1990s rapper Vanilla Ice.

A manager for the rapper confirmed on Wednesday that he was on the Emirates flight that landed at New York's Kennedy Airport.

Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, used Facebook to post a video of the emergency response to an initial report that dozens of people could be sick. On Twitter, he described looking out the window to see several ambulances, firetrucks and police vehicles converge on the plane.

He also said he was thankful he was on the top deck to the twin-deck jumbo jet. He said the sick people were on what he called the "bottom floor."

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2 p.m.

Fire officials say 10 of the people who arrived sick to New York City on a flight from Dubai have been taken to a hospital.

Emirates airline says they included seven crew members and three passengers.

The plane was quarantined Wednesday at Kennedy Airport.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 100 of the 520 people aboard the plane had complained of illness, including cough and fever.

Medical workers in masks and gloves took passengers' temperatures on the tarmac while evaluating them.

News helicopters showed the jet sitting on the tarmac surrounded by ambulances, vehicles and airport personnel.

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Noon

A plane was quarantined at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of numerous ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai.

There were conflicting reports about how many people were sick aboard the Emirates flight, which landed around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday.

The airline says about 10 passengers were ill and got medical attention "as a precaution."

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 100 of the 520 people aboard the plane were being evaluated after complaining of illness, including cough and fever.

Video from news helicopters showed the jet sitting on the tarmac surrounded by ambulances, vehicles and airport personnel.

Passengers were exiting the plane with their luggage and getting on to buses.

A New York police counterterrorism division tweeted it appeared to be a "medical situation."

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11:10 a.m.

A plane has been quarantined at New York's Kennedy Airport when about 10 passengers became ill aboard a flight from Dubai.

The Emirates flight landed around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday. The airline says the passengers were getting medical attention "as a precaution."

Video from news helicopters showed the jet sitting on the tarmac surrounded by ambulances, vehicles and airport personnel.

Passengers were exiting the plane with their luggage and getting on to buses.

Representatives of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were on the scene.

A New York police counterterrorism division tweeted it appeared to be a "medical situation."

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This story has been corrected to delete a reference to an erroneous tweet from the mayor's spokesman saying the flight stopped in Mecca.

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10:40 a.m.

A plane has been quarantined at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai.

The Emirates flight landed around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday. The airline says about 10 passengers were sick and were getting medical attention "as a precaution."

Video from news helicopters showed the jet sitting on the tarmac surrounded by ambulances, vehicles and airport personnel.

Representatives of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were on the scene.

Eric Phillips, a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio, tweeted that the flight stopped in Mecca, which is experiencing a flu outbreak, and "early indications point to that as a possibility."

A New York police counterterrorism division tweeted it appeared to be a "medical situation."

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10:30 a.m.

The New York City mayor's office says a plane has been quarantined at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of numerous ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai.

The Emirates flight landed around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday.

Video from news helicopters showed the jet sitting on the tarmac surrounded by ambulances, emergency vehicles and airport personnel.

Eric Phillips, a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio, says representatives of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were on the scene.

Phillips tweeted that the flight stopped in Mecca, which is experiencing a flu outbreak, and "early indications point to that as a possibility."

Airline representatives did not immediate respond to an email.

A New York police counterterrorism division tweeted it appeared to be a "medical situation."

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10:20 a.m.

The New York City mayor's office says a plane has been quarantined amid reports of numerous ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai that arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport.

The Emirates flight landed at about 9:10 a.m. Wednesday.

Video from news helicopters showed the jet sitting on the tarmac surrounded by emergency vehicles and ground control personnel.

A spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says representatives of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were on the scene.

Airline representatives did not immediate respond to an email requesting information.

A New York Police Department counterterrorism division tweeted that it was monitoring what appeared to be a "medical situation."

        

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