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6 passengers sickened on Frontier flight from Cleveland to Tampa

Frontier Airlines Flight 1397 had 226 passengers on board.

TAMPA, Fla. -- Six people were sickened while on a New Year's Day flight from Cleveland to Tampa.

The Airbus A321, flown by Frontier Airlines, had 226 passengers on board.

Tampa International Airport officials say the six passengers on Flight 1397 were not traveling together, and their primary symptom was vomiting.

The sick individuals were taken off the plane to be evaluated in Tampa.

The rest of the passengers had to wait about an hour before they could deplane, airport officials said.

Cleveland Hopkins Airport is aware of the incident and taking precautions. According to a representative, they are checking the concourse and have closed all of concourse A's water fountains until they can be tested.

WKYC reached out to Frontier Airlines for comment and received the following statement: 

" 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."