Cleveland airport water fountains shut down after passengers fall ill

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Officials say six passengers fell ill on a Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland to Tampa.

 

Six passengers fell ill Tuesday on a Frontier Airlines flight travelling from Cleveland to Tampa.

 

Officials at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport suspect the water fountains in the Frontier concourse may be the cause.

 

As a result, the drinking fountains have been shut down as a safety precaution.

 

According to reports, the passengers, who were not travelling as a group, were vomiting soon after take off.

 

In a statement, Frontier Airlines said the ill passengers were evaluated by medical staff before being released.

 

“The cause of the illness remains under investigation. Passenger safety is Frontier’s number one priority,” the airline said.