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US News BREAKING NEWS: 17 children and nine adults are injured after Delta Boeing 777 dumps jet fuel on elementary school playground during emergency landing at LAX

00:05  15 january  2020
00:05  15 january  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Some 17 children and six adults have been reported injured after a Boeing 777 returning to Los Angeles International Airport dropped fuel on an elementary school .

Seventeen children and six adults are being treated after an aircraft approaching LAX apparently dumped fuel on an elementary school playground in Cudahy on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The incident was reported in the 8000 block of Park Avenue, the

a sign on the side of a fence: Crews are assessing multiple patients after an aircraft approaching LAX apparently dumped fuel on Park Avenue Elementary School's playground, pictured, in Cudahy on Tuesday © Provided by Daily Mail Crews are assessing multiple patients after an aircraft approaching LAX apparently dumped fuel on Park Avenue Elementary School's playground, pictured, in Cudahy on Tuesday

A Delta airlines plane coming into land at LAX dumped jet fuel on an elementary school playground Tuesday afternoon, leaving 17 children and nine adults injured. 

Shocking video shows two lines of fuel coming from the Boeing 777, which had been forced to turn back to the airport shortly after take off due to 'an engine issue'. 

The LA county fire department said 17 children and six adults 'all complained of minor injuries' and were 'being triaged by LACoFD Paramedics and Firefighters'. 

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BREAKING NEWS : 'Multiple patients' treated by paramedics after aircraft on final approach to LAX Around 30 children at Park Avenue Elementary School reported a reaction. A plane coming into land at LAX has reportedly dumped jet fuel on an elementary school playground , leaving 'multiple

(AP) -- Jet fuel dumped by an aircraft returning to Los Angeles International Airport fell onto an elementary school playground where children were The Los Angeles County Fire Department said firefighters assessed 17 children and nine adults who complained of minor injuries and none

They added: 'All minor injuries w/ no transports to local hospital from school. There are no evacuation orders for the immediate area. Substance was confirmed JET FUEL.' 

a close up of a map: Flight 89 to Shanghai experienced an engine issue requiring the aircraft to return to LAX © Provided by Daily Mail Flight 89 to Shanghai experienced an engine issue requiring the aircraft to return to LAX

Children from Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy are said to have been exposed. 

The fire service had earlier tweeted: 'Units on-scene elementary school assessing multiple patients after apparent fuel dump by aircraft on final approach to LAX hits playground.' 

A Delta spokesman told DailyMail.com: 'Shortly after takeoff, Flight 89 from LAX to Shanghai experienced an engine issue requiring the aircraft to return to LAX. The aircraft landed safely after an emergency fuel release to reduce landing weight.'   

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Emergency crews at the scene Tuesday afternoon, where 'multiple patients' are being treated © Provided by Daily Mail Emergency crews at the scene Tuesday afternoon, where 'multiple patients' are being treated

Images from the 8000 block of Park Avenue show a huge response from emergency crews Tuesday afternoon. 

The incident was reported shortly before 12:30 p.m local time and 70 firefighters and paramedics responded. 

The fire service tweeted: '70 firefighters and paramedics on-scene and committed to providing care for those injured. FFs working to confirm substance dropped by aircraft, although initial reports stated smell of jet fuel in area.'  

a group of people walking on a basketball court: The aircraft is believed to have been operated by Delta, CBS reports, and was coming into its 'final approach' when the incident took place © Provided by Daily Mail The aircraft is believed to have been operated by Delta, CBS reports, and was coming into its 'final approach' when the incident took place

One Twitter user commented: 'Now The Whole City Smells Like Fuel And Everything Is Covered In Jet Fuel!' 

Another added: '@LAFD is responding to a hazmat, it sounds like people, possible kids at a school, got jet fuel dumped on them from the Delta flight that made the emergency landing.'  

Two classes are said to have been outside when the jet fuel fell. Students and staff were told to stay inside. The plane later landed safely.  

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