Passengers aboard a plane at Nashville International Airport have been released after it was held on arrival.
A representative from American Airlines confirmed to News 2 that flight number 1289 from Los Angeles to Nashville had been held after someone displayed signs of illness.
The representative says the sick passenger has been cleared.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was reportedly on the plane and tweeted about his experience.
5 hr red eye flight on @AmericanAir Nashville from LA. On ground for 40 min and now told someone on board is sick & we are being towed to other gate and quarantined until all checked out. Can’t get up to go to bathroom or get off plane. It’s the Russians! I just know it!— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 16, 2018
The plane landed just before 5 a.m. and was held on the taxi way.
Specifics on the patient’s illness weren’t immediately released.
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1 hr after landing got to far away gate where @AmericanAir will hopefully get us off this plane! Medical personal at gate. Hope it’s not because I got that straw in CA! pic.twitter.com/g5AJvacyqE— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 16, 2018
Kudos to @AmericanAir pilot and crew-handled medical issue on red eye from LAX to Nashville very professionally. We were held for a while as medical personnel made sure the person wasn’t Gwyneth Paltrow from Contagion. Seriously, hope the lady is okay–taken on gurney.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 16, 2018