US Teachers sue Delta over plane's fuel dump near school playground

01:00  18 january  2020
01:00  18 january  2020 Source:   thehill.com

Students Treated for Skin Irritation After Apparent Fuel-Dump From Plane Over School

  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.

ire crews treated 60 people including elementary school students after a plane dumped jet fuel near Cudahy and South Los Angeles schools , according Over 70 firefighters and paramedics responded to the hazmat incident at 93rd Street, Tweedy, Graham, and Park Avenue elementary schools and

Children at three schools experienced minor irritation from jet fuel released from a plane making an emergency return to LAX because of an 'engine issue.'.

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.

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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.

Officials: Jet fuel lands on Los Angeles school playgrounds

  Officials: Jet fuel lands on Los Angeles school playgrounds 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.Jordan High was also affected but no one was treated there, he said.

Some residents were outraged after a plane carrying 164 people dumped fuel over several schools as it made an emergency landing. Jet fuel rained down from the sky in Los Angeles on Tuesday when an airplane making an emergency landing dumped its fuel over schools , playgrounds and

THESE VIDEO IS NOT MINE CREDIT TO ITS OWNER TWITTER : At least 17 children and six adults suffered minor injuries after a Delta Air Lines flight reportedly

"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."As a result, they became "sick, dizzy, and nauseated."

The fire department treated a total of 60 students and adults at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy, though no one was transported for urgent care. One educator sought medical help for recurring symptoms.

Delta Flight 89 was traveling from Los Angeles to Shanghai when it reported an engine malfunction and made the emergency fuel dump. The flight then returned safely to Los Angeles International Airport.

"We are in touch with Los Angeles World Airports and the LA County Fire Department and share concerns regarding reported minor injuries to adults and children at a school in the area," a Delta Air Lines senior coordinator on said on Tuesday.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it expects its investigation to take several weeks.

Delta jet fuel dump unlikely to cause long-term health problems, experts say .
LOS ANGELES - It's been days since a Delta jet experiencing engine trouble showered homes and schools in southeast Los Angeles with fuel, but Aldo Mauricio has continued to have difficulty breathing. Mauricio lives on Santa Ana Street in Cudahy just a few hundred feet from Park Avenue Elementary, where more than a dozen schoolchildren and teachers were treated after being doused with jet fuel. He says he has suffered from allergies for years, but his lingering breathing issues have made him nervous.

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