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US News Delta sued by teachers after dumping fuel over Los Angeles schools

04:35  19 january  2020
04:35  19 january  2020 Source:   qz.com

Over 15,000 students in disadvantaged areas to receive free school books

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Four teacher are suing Delta Air Lines after one of its aircraft dumped fuel over schools as it made an emergency landing. The flight was forced to The teachers filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. According to the Los Angeles Times, the suit says jet fuel is dangerous to humans

A passenger plane has dumped fuel over several schools as it made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport. The children and adults treated following the dumping incident were connected with at least six local schools . All the injuries are said to be minor.

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On Jan. 14, a Delta plane departing Los Angeles for Shanghai requested an emergency landing shortly after takeoff, citing engine problems. The pilot of Delta Flight 89 told air traffic controllers that dumping fuel was unnecessary, but then the Boeing 777-200 proceeded to do just that at low altitude over a densely populated area, drizzling students and teachers at elementary schools and playgrounds below.

Yesterday, four area teachers filed a lawsuit against Delta in Los Angeles Superior Court. That followed air quality regulators in Southern California hitting the company (pdf) with a formal notice of violation, and the Federal Aviation Administration announcing that it will “thoroughly investigate” the incident.

€1m to buy free school books for 15,000 pupils

  €1m to buy free school books for 15,000 pupils More than 15,000 primary pupils in the most disadvantaged areas are to get free school books in a new €1m initiative. A grant, which is being paid to 102 schools, will bring to €85 the amount available for each pupil, an increase of €64 on the subsidy paid under the existing Department of Education books grant scheme for pupils in schools serving disadvantaged communities. The 15,000 pupils set to benefit from the initiative represent about 3pc of the primary school population. Announcing what he described as a pilot scheme, Education Minister Joe McHugh said the aim was "to provide school books for these children and their families, and we hope to build on this".

Four schoolteachers from Los Angeles have sued Delta Air Lines on Friday after they were doused with jet fuel dumped by a plane belonging to Delta Air Lines Flight 89 to Shanghai dumps fuel over Los Angeles before returning to Los Angeles International Airport for an emergency landing ( AP ).

Four Los Angeles teachers have sued Delta Air Lines after a passenger jet dumped jet fuel over local schools Tuesday. Delta representative Adrian Gee said Delta Flight 89, which departed from Los Angeles International Airport, en route to Shanghai with 149 passengers aboard, was forced to

The teachers argue that Delta was negligent in allowing the plane to depart in the first place, and said that the pilots failed to follow protocol. Their attorney noted “they also suffered severe emotional distress from the knowledge that they had involuntarily ingested toxins,” adding that young children screamed and cried.

Gloria Allred et al. posing for the camera: Lawsuit over Delta Aircraft Fuel Dump © Provided by Quartz Lawsuit over Delta Aircraft Fuel Dump

Delta has not yet commented on the suit, though it said in a Jan. 15 statement that it had dispatched cleaning crews to the affected schools after the incident and that “residual health effects are not expected.” The Los Angeles County Fire Department said that dozens of children and adults suffered minor injuries, but none needed hospitalization.

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

  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 Shocking video shows two lines of fuel coming from the jet Tuesday afternoon. LA county fire department said 17 children and six adults suffered minor injuries.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.

Four teachers from a Los Angeles -area school sued Delta Air Lines on Friday, saying they were exposed to jet fuel when a plane with engine trouble The Boeing 777-200 landed safely after circling back over Los Angeles while dumping 15,000 gallons of fuel to reach a safe landing weight.

Four Los Angeles teachers sued Delta Airlines less than a week after a China-bound plane dumped fuel over playgrounds and schools , citing emotional anguish and distress and accusing the pilot of failing to follow protocol. The teachers , who have not been identified

It’s not unheard of for planes to need to turn around for emergency landings after takeoff, and to dump fuel to achieve a safe landing weight. But usually air traffic controllers direct pilots to dump fuel over less populated designated areas and at higher altitudes, allowing the fuel to properly atomize. David Soucie, a CNN aviation safety analyst, noted that the pilot said the engine was under control, so he could have taken the plane over the ocean to dump fuel or burn it off.

One of the teachers noted that her fifth-grade students thought the jet fuel was rain, “only to have noxious liquid then overwhelm [their] eyes, mouths, noses, lungs and skin.”

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