Report: Frontier expands passenger search to S. Fla. flights
Frontier Airlines looking to talk to those who flew to Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A report says that a search for passengers that flew on the same plane used to carry an Ebola-infected nurse has now expanded to include those that travelled on flights in and out of South Florida.
Frontier had originally asked to only interview passengers on Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on October 13. That flight carried Amber Vinson, the second patient infected with the disease.
ABC News says the airline is now looking for passengers on five additional flights, including one that arrived at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport on October 14 and one that departed FLL the same day.
The move comes just hours after Gov. Rick Scott asked officials to expand the passenger contact list to those that flew within 24 hours of the original flight.
The plane was cleaned after Vinson's flight and eventually used for five more flights, including the routes in and out of South Florida, before being taken out of service by Frontier.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention ordered 132 passengers on the original flight that carried Vinson to contact the center for interviews. There is no word on how many new passengers the airline or the CDC are looking to contact.
ABC News says that Frontier will put plane in question back into service within the next several days.
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