Students Treated for Skin Irritation After Apparent Fuel-Dump From Plane Over School
About 20 students were treated by firefighter Tuesday after a plane that was approaching Los Angeles International Airport dumped fuel over a nearby community. Firefighters responded to an elementary school playground in the 8000 block of Park Avenue in Cudahy, about 15 miles east of LAX. About 20 students complained of skin irritation after the fuel dump, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. No one was transported to the hospital. Aerial video showed several ambulances at Park Avenue Elementary School. Details about why the plane dumped fuel were not immediately available. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app.
Fire officials say fuel apparently dumped by the aircraft returning to LAX fell onto an elementary school playground . In this photo from video, Delta Air Lines Flight 89 to Shanghai, China dumps fuel over Los Angeles before returning to Los Angeles International Airport for an emergency
Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics responded to an elementary school in Cudahy, California, after children came into contact with jet fuel dumped by a Two classes were outside in the school 's playground when the liquid "rained down" just before noon, the Los Angeles Times reported.
CUDAHY, Calif. (AP) — Fuel dumped by an airliner making an emergency return Tuesday to Los Angeles International Airport due to an engine problem fell onto three schools, causing minor irritation to 40 children and adults, officials said.
The incident occurred around noon in the Cudahy area of southeastern Los Angeles County, about 13 miles (21 kilometers east of the airport.
Los Angeles Unified School District police Sgt. Rudy Perez said 28 students and adults were affected at Park Avenue Elementary and 12 others at 93rd Street Elementary, but none needed to be taken to hospitals.
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 down on 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. "FuelThe teachers say jet fuel rained downon them after it was ejected by the Boeing 777 that returned to the airport shortly after takeoff.
(AP) -- Jet fuel dumped by an aircraft returning to Los Angeles International Airport fell onto an elementary school playground where children were playing Tuesday, fire officials said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department said firefighters assessed 17 children and nine adults who
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Jordan High was also affected but no one was treated there, he said.
Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Henry Narvaez said the fuel had dissipated by the time it reached the ground but the children and adults could smell it.
Narvaez said the patients complained of mild skin irritation and were treated with soap and water.
There were no evacuation orders for the immediate area .
The school district said in a statement that paramedics were immediately called to treat anyone complaining of “skin irritation or breathing problems” and that its environmental health and safety office also responded.
Park Avenue sixth-grader Diego Martinez said he and his classmates were outside for physical education class when they saw the airplane flying low overhead.
FAA: Delta pilots didn't seek permission before dumping fuel that rained on school kids
The Delta pilots who bombarded elementary school playgrounds with jet fuel probably did what needed to be done to land safely, an expert says.The Delta pilots who bombarded elementary school playgrounds with jet fuel before making an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport failed to notify air traffic control of the need to jettison fuel and did not dump it at an optimal altitude, the FAA said Wednesday.
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, where it took off, as children in Los Angeles and Cudahy
“An airplane returning to Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday morning dropped what was believed to be engine fuel onto a school playground , striking several students at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy,” the Los Angeles Times reported, citing local officials .
“It was very close,” he said.
Shortly afterwards the air filled with the pungent odor of fuel.
“It was very strong, the odor,” the 12-year-old said.
Diego wasn’t doused but some of his friends complained that their skin was itching.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that Delta Air Lines Flight 89 headed to Shanghai, China, declared an emergency after leaving Los Angeles International Airport, returned and landed without incident.
The FAA said it was looking into the reports of schoolchildren being affected.
Delta Air Lines said in a statement that Flight 89 “experienced an engine issue requiring the aircraft to return to LAX. The aircraft landed safely after an emergency fuel release to reduce landing weight.”
The FlightAware website's track of the flight showed the jet took off over the ocean and made an immediate turn back toward land and circled back over Southern California to approach the airport from the east.
AP reporters John Antczak and Chris Weber contributed to this report from Los Angeles.
Listen: Radio call to control tower raises questions about why jet fuel was dumped over Cudahy .
A Delta Air Lines pilot was roughly five minutes into a flight from Los Angeles International Airport en route to Shanghai on Tuesday when he radioed to the airport control tower that he was having problems with the right engine on the jetliner. "We have an emergency at this time," the pilot says calmly, according to a recording obtained at LiveATC.net, a website that streams and archives air traffic control audio. "We need to return to LAX for [an] engine compressor stall."Less than a minute later, a controller asks whether the pilot needs to return to the airport immediately or needs to "hold to burn fuel.