Airport water fountains tested after U.S. passengers get sick

Roman Schwartz
January 3, 2019

They all refused treatment, according to fire officials in Tampa.

Officials investigating what sickened six passengers on a USA flight to Florida are awaiting test results from several drinking fountains at Cleveland's airport.

At least six unrelated passengers reportedly fell ill aboard Frontier Airlines Flight 1397 from Cleveland to Tampa on New Year's Day, prompting concerns that airport water fountains may have been to blame. Those passengers deplaned around 4:30 p.m.

- Several passengers aboard a Tampa-bound plane became sick during their flight from Cleveland, airport officials say.

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TIME could not immediately reach representatives from Hopkins Airport or Frontier Airlines for further comment.

As seen in footage shared by WFLA, the rest of the passengers were held on the aircraft after landing in Tampa. As a precaution, they have turned them off in the Frontier section of the airport. The cause of the illness remains under investigation.

Authorities haven't provided information on the symptoms passengers were experiencing or their conditions.

While health officials have not confirmed what caused the illness, officials at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are looking into whether the water fountains may have contributed to it.

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