Members from a student group flying to Boston from Miami reportedly fell ill during the flight, a spokesperson for American Airlines confirmed to Fox News. The students, between the ages of 15 and 17, had dined at the same restaurant in Ecuador the night before and had connected in Miami on their way back to Boston, the airline later revealed.
Boston EMS responded to the airport with multiple units after receiving a call. According to Twitter, 13 passengers were transported to the hospital.
The flight landed safely and no other passengers or crew members reported feeling ill.
Those taken to the hospital exhibited “symptoms that were minor in nature,” Boston EMS wrote in the tweet.