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Passenger falls ill on American Airlines flight, Gov. Mike Huckabee 'blames' Russians

Posted: 6:16 AM, Aug 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-16 12:33:42Z

A passenger on board an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Nashville is being evaluated after reporting a serious illness.  

Details were limited at this time. However, American Airlines officials confirmed that Flight 1289 landed around 5 a.m. Thursday with an ill passenger. 

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was apparently on the plane and tweeted about his experience. 

The nature of the illness was not known. 

The plane landed in Nashville and officials were evaluating the passenger. 

Airline officials said it’s protocol for paramedics to meet the plane on the ground before it’s taken to the gate.

Other passengers have to remain on the plane until an all-clear is given.