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Hazmat crew boards flight

9 Oct, 2014

Officials in hazmat suits board U.S. Airways passenger flight 85 out of Philadelphia on landing in the Dominican Republic, after a passenger apparently joked about having the virus. A passenger who recorded the incident:

Once we landed in Punta Cana we were told by the flight attendants that there was a situation and that a passenger may have been in Africa and had Ebola. She was certain it was a hoax but they did not take any chances and had a full hazmat crew board the plane and take the passenger off. It was later confirmed that the passenger was never in Africa and after 2hrs we were finally able to get off the plane.

Ebola Scare on US Airways Flight 845 from Philadelphia to Punta Cana – October 8th 2014