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6 passengers mysteriously fall ill on Frontier flight, could be connected to water fountains

Posted at 7:03 AM, Jan 02, 2019

Six people were sickened on a flight from Cleveland to Tampa, Florida, according to WFTS.

Tampa Fire Rescue said four adults and two children became sick on Frontier Airlines flight 1397, showing signs of nausea and vomiting. They all refused treatment, according to fire officials in Tampa.

Frontier Airlines released the following statement after the incident:

During Frontier flight 1397 from Cleveland to Tampa this afternoon, six passengers became ill. The aircraft was met by local emergency medical services upon arrival in Tampa. Those passengers displaying symptoms were evaluated by medical staff before being released. All other passengers were released after a brief holding period. The cause of the illness remains under investigation. Passenger safety is Frontier’s number one priority.

Michelle Dynia, a spokesperson for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, said they are looking into the possibility that the water fountains could be connected to the six people who became ill on the flight. All water fountains in Concourse A are shut off, according to Dynia.

No further information was released.