12 Sick Passengers Who Stayed at Same Hotel Treated on Fiji Airways Flight at LAX

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Sick people on a Fiji Airways plane prompted an emergency response at LAX on June 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

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Twelve airline passengers who had stayed at the same hotel were sickened with diarrhea and vomiting aboard a Fiji Airways flight that landed at LAX on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

Paramedics responded to the safe landing of Fiji Airways Flight 810, and the 261 passengers and 11 crew members were held on board while medical personnel cleared the flight, according to Nancy Castles, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles International Airport.

The flight departed Nadi International Airport in Fiji and arrived at LAX at 1:37 p.m., according to Fiji Airways’ website.

The last person left the plane at 2:12 p.m., Castles said.

Twelve people were treated by medical personnel, and one person was taken to a hospital. The dozen people were not traveling together but had stayed at the same hotel in Nadi and had the same symptoms, Castles said.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart confirmed the department was at LAX for unspecified medical response on a place. Stewart did not know the hospitalized individual's condition.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was responding along with LAFD, Stewart said.

At least seven emergency vehicles were parked near the plane, which was at the gate, aerial video from Sky5 showed about 2:15 p.m.

KTLA's Jennifer Thang contributed to this article.

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