Airport officials are looking into whether the fountains contributed to so many illnesses.
WFLA reported that the flight landed in Tampa around 3:30 p.m. and the six passengers who were ill were removed and held for medical evaluation. None were taken to the hospital, according to Scherberger, but the other 220 passengers had to wait an hour to deplane.
Frontier issued the following statement to WOIO:
“During Frontier Flight 1397 from Cleveland to Tampa this afternoon, six passengers became ill. The aircraft was met by local emergency medical services upon arrival in Tampa. Those passengers displaying symptoms were evaluated by medical staff before being released. All other passengers were released after a brief holding period. The cause of the illness remains under investigation. Passenger safety is Frontier’s number one priority.”