An American Airlines jet takes off at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts on January 31, 2019 on a day where over 2000 flights were cancelled and delayed due to extreme cold and ice conditions caused by the Polar Vortex over the midwest and northern parts of North America. - A brutal cold wave moved eastward Thursday after bringing temperatures in the US Midwest lower than those in Antarctica, grounding flights, closing schools and businesses and raising fears of hypothermia. The extreme weather has now been blamed for as many as eight deaths, US news outlets reported. (Photo by Joseph PREZIOSO / AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON (AP) — An official says 16 passengers reported feeling ill on an American Airlines flight from Miami to Boston.
Boston Emergency Medical Services' Twitter page says 13 of the ill passengers were taken to the hospital Sunday morning after the plane landed.
Massachusetts Port Authority spokeswoman Samantha Decker says the passengers' symptoms appeared mild. She said she didn't have information on what may have caused the illnesses.
An American Airlines spokesman said they were part of a student group. He said no other passengers or crew members felt ill.
The flight landed at Boston Logan International Airport on Sunday morning.
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