An airplane with 97 people on board was quarantined at LaGuardia Airport for two hours Sunday night after a passenger who had been on the plane on an earlier flight claimed he had the deadly Ebola virus.
The Air Canada DC-9 had flown from New Jersey's Newark Airport to Montreal Sunday afternoon. The man, who was not identified, got off the plane and told Canadian customs officials he had Ebola, the deadly African disease.
By then the plane had taken off for New York with 92 passengers and five crew members.
The plane touched down at LaGuardia at 7:45 p.m. and was quarantined immediately. It sat at the Queens airport for two hours while Canadian health officials who had tested the man waited for results.
They found he did not have Ebola.