Plane held at Nashville International Airport after passenger reports illness

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Passengers aboard a plane at Nashville International Airport have been released after it was held on arrival.

A representative from American Airlines confirmed to News 2 that flight number 1289 from Los Angeles to Nashville had been held after someone displayed signs of illness.

The representative says the sick passenger has been cleared.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was reportedly on the plane and tweeted about his experience.

5 hr red eye flight on @AmericanAir Nashville from LA. On ground for 40 min and now told someone on board is sick & we are being towed to other gate and quarantined until all checked out. Can’t get up to go to bathroom or get off plane. It’s the Russians! I just know it!— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 16, 2018

The plane landed just before 5 a.m. and was held on the taxi way.

Specifics on the patient’s illness weren’t immediately released.

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