Teachers sue Delta over plane's fuel dump near school playground
Following the Delta Air Lines Flight 89 emergency fuel dump on Tuesday that landed on an elementary school grounds, four teachers drenched by the airliner filed a lawsuit against the company on Friday. The teachers say jet fuel rained downon them after it was ejected by the Boeing 777 that returned to the airport shortly after takeoff. According to the lawsuit, children and adults could "feel fuel on their clothes, flesh, eyes, and skin. "Fuel penetrated their mouths and noses as well, producing a lasting and severe irritation and a lasting and noxious taste and smell," the suit said.
Seventy firefighters and paramedics are assessing injuries at two elementary schools where officials believe a plane had dumped fuel on the way to Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. A Delta Airlines flight made an emergency landing at the airport
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Several students at a school in Los Angeles have been injured after a plane dumped a load of fuel over a primary school.
Local media reports the aircraft was on its final approach into LAX when it let the fuel go just before 12.30pm local time.
Seventeen children and six adults at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy, in the city's south-east, reported skin irritation, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
No one has been taken to hospital.
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