Airport drinking fountain may be to blame after six get sick on Frontier flight to Tampa

TAMPA, FL - Several passengers became ill on a Frontier Airlines flight that was traveling from Cleveland to Tampa on Tuesday, and it may be connected to a drinking fountain at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Frontier released a statement regarding the flight on Tuesday evening:

“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.”

The passengers were not traveling together, according to WFLA-TV.

A Cleveland Hopkins spokesperson told Cleveland 19 the airport shut down the water fountains in the concourse where Frontier Airlines is located as a precaution.

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