Published: Fri, January 04, 2019
Business | By Eloise Houston

Passengers fall ill on Frontier flight from Cleveland to Tampa

Passengers fall ill on Frontier flight from Cleveland to Tampa

But in a statement, Frontier Airlines said that the cause of the illness is still under investigation, and stressed that "passenger safety is Frontier's number one priority". When the plane landed safely in Tampa at around 3:30 p.m. local time, emergency personnel boarded the flight and removed the six sick passengers. When the plane from Cleveland landed today, passengers were held on board for an hour.

Airport spokeswoman Michele Dynia said it's unknown if the passengers drank from the fountains in Terminal A but they were closed out of an abundance of caution and will be tested.

Representatives from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport didn't immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle's request for comment.

Cleveland Airport reported they shut down all water fountains in the terminal area as a precaution while looking into the possibility of the water fountains being connected to the illnesses. Those passengers displaying symptoms were evaluated by medical staff before being released.

The city also emphasized in its statement that the cause may very well turn out to be unrelated to drinking water.

Flight attendants informed the other passengers what was happening and asked any additional travelers who felt sick to let them know. On Tuesday, passengers were delayed in Tampa after six passengers on a Frontier flight out of Cleveland became sick.

It said there were no other reported illnesses among more than 11,000 passengers who traveled through Hopkins on New Year's Day.

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