Ill airline passenger prompts medical response - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Ill airline passenger prompts medical response

Posted: Updated:
 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Officials say an ill passenger prompted medical crews to meet an overseas flight that landed at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
   The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials were part of Saturday's response for a man who became sick on board United Airlines Flight 998 from Brussels.
   Port Authority spokeswoman Erica Dumas says the man began vomiting during the flight. Dumas says the man's daughter was also on board and taken off with him.
   Authorities said the plane's crew and its roughly 250 remaining passengers stayed onboard for about 90 minutes while the man received medical treatment, then were allowed to leave.
   United Airlines said in a statement the ill passenger was taken to a hospital.

Powered by Frankly