A passenger on a JetBlue flight stopped at John F. Kennedy International Airport tonight at about 9 p.m. was evaluated and cleared following concerns that they were infected with measles, officials said.
The plane was secured at a JFK handstand area after it landed in New York from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, WPIX reported. All customers were cleared and the flight deplaned normally.
Sources indicate that the “concerns” aboard flight 410 from Santo Domingo to JFK were unfounded, and were started after someone alerted flight staff about a child who “appeared to have measles,” when, in fact, the symptoms were nothing more than mosquito bites.
The family in question – the parents and three children – were all vaccinated.
The father of the family is a renowned Jewish singer who resides in Toms River, NJ.
Watch JetBlue staff in discussion with the passengers: