Kids fall sick on Emirates flight
London, May 6, 2014
Eleven members of a children's choir were taken to hospital suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting after they flew into London on an Emirates flight, a report said.
Medical staff also checked 60 members of the Only Kids Aloud choir from Wales after they arrived at Heathrow airport from Cape Town, South Africa via Dubai, said The Guardian report.
Eleven were taken to Hillingdon hospital in west London but were later discharged.
When the children landed at Heathrow they were met by four ambulance crews, a motorbike responder and the hazardous area response team.
"Some were sick on take-off, some on landing and some during the turbulence, so because of the rules in the airline industry, they say if more than three children are sick on the same flight you need to have paramedics in to check on the children," a spokesperson was quoted as saying in the report.
She added: "The medics say it could have been somebody with a bit of a bug before they travelled or it could be a combination of what I describe as nausea, tiredness and not drinking enough."
A spokesman for Emirates was quoted by The National as saying: “A small group of passengers who transited via Dubai and flew on Emirates to London Heathrow on May 5 informed our crew that they were unwell during the flight. They were given medical attention on arrival."