More than a dozen American Airlines passengers hospitalized Boston, Mass. — A Massachusetts Port Authority official said 16 people on an inbound flight to Logan International Airport were transported to a hospital by Boston Emergency Medical Services after landing Sunday morning.
Boston EMS said it responded to Logan Airport at approximately 9:20 a.m. with multiple units and transported the passengers to Massachusetts General Hospital.
The American Airlines flight, which originated in Miami, landed in Boston at 10:12 a.m.
An American Airlines spokesman said the people transported were part of a school group. A person who said they were part of the group told WCVB ABC5 the group visited the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador before arriving in Miami.
Boston EMS said the people’s symptoms were minor in nature. The American Airlines spokesman said students in the group were not feeling well.
One passenger of the flight said that people were vomiting on the plane.
The chaperones reported to American Airlines that everyone in the group “ate the same thing” Saturday night before they left from Ecuador.
Massachusetts General Hospital said 14 passengers from the flight were admitted as patients. Five have been released thus far and the remaining nine are all in good condition.