Plane with sick passengers surrounded by emergency crews at Ford Airport

Posted at 7:26 PM, Oct 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-17 23:03:33-04

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Emergency vehicles surrounded an American Eagle flight at Gerald R. Ford International Airport Friday after reports that three passengers became ill.

The flight landed around 6 p.m. after traveling from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Tara Hernandez, a spokesperson for Ford International Airport, said in a press conference that the Centers for Disease Control screened the three sick people and determined their symptoms were not consistent with Ebola.

"There is NO threat of Ebola at the airport and no reason for the traveling public to be concerned about flying in and out of Grand Rapids," a statement from the airport said.

The husband of one of the women who became ill tells FOX 17 that his wife and daughter were flying back after a church mission trip in Guatemala.  Officials say 20 of the plane's 46 passengers were returning from that mission trip.