Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM ET
A plane that originated in Miami had to be quarantined when it arrived in New Orleans after a female passenger fell ill on board Monday, airline officials said.
A medical emergency was reported on American Airlines Flight 1003, which left Miami International Airport at 4:31 p.m. and landed at Armstrong International Airport at 5:27 p.m., officials said.
The plane was held in quarantine as the woman was checked out by local emergency medical responders and transported to an area hospital, officials said.
Medics determined the woman wasn't contagious and the rest of the 146 passengers and six crew members were allowed to deplane.
The plane was cleaned and arrived back in Miami at 10:48 p.m.Also on NBCMiami.com: