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US Delta fuel dump: Park Avenue Elementary School teachers sue airline

14:00  18 january  2020
14:00  18 january  2020 Source:   cnn.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.

Delta Airlines Sued For Fuel Dump on L.A. School . Unfortunately, that fuel ended up dousing children at Park Avenue Elementary in the city of Cudahy, CA. In the suit, obtained by TMZ, they say the pilot was asked by air traffic control if there was a need to dump fuel before landing and

four Park Avenue Elementary School teachers talks about her experiences when a Delta Airlines jet dumped fuel over their school Tuesday, Jan. a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines , saying they were exposed to jet fuel when a plane with engine trouble dumped its fuel while making

a large passenger jet flying through a blue sky: NEW YORK - AUGUST 24 : A Boeing 737-932ER operated by Delta Airlines takes off from JFK Airport on August 24, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)© Bruce Bennett/Getty Images NEW YORK - AUGUST 24 : A Boeing 737-932ER operated by Delta Airlines takes off from JFK Airport on August 24, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Four teachers from a California elementary school that was doused by fuel dumped from a Delta Air Lines plane making an emergency landing are suing the airline, alleging negligence, attorney Gloria Allred said Friday.

Two of the teachers told reporters about having to make trips to the emergency room or urgent care because the fuel got in their mouths and noses.

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.

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

At Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy, some 16 miles (26km) east of the airport, two classes of children were outside when the fuel was released. "These procedures call for fuel to be dumped over designated unpopulated areas, typically at higher altitudes so the fuel atomises and disperses

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges pilots for Flight 89 failed to notify air traffic control they were going to dump fuel. The claim alleges the teachers at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy suffered physical harm and severe emotional distress.

"I'm scared of what can happen to my health, the health of my students, my friends and my colleagues," said a teacher who has worked at the school for 21 years and, like the others, asked not to be identified.

The lawsuit asks for damages "in an amount according to proof at trial."

Delta spokesman Anthony Black said the airline would have no comment on the litigation.

Flight 89 was headed from Los Angeles to Shanghai on Tuesday when it experienced an engine problem shortly after takeoff. On its return to Los Angeles International Airport, it dumped its fuel.

Listen: Radio call to control tower raises questions about why jet fuel was dumped over Cudahy

  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.

'Sick, dizzy and nauseated:' Teachers sue Delta over jet's fuel dump over schools . LOS ANGELES — A lawsuit was filed Friday against Delta Air Lines by four teachers at an elementary All four of the teachers named in the suit worked at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy, which had More: Delta plane slides off taxiway amid winter storm; airlines issue travel advisories into weekend.

Four teachers from a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines on Friday Aircraft Fuel Dump . Attorney Gloria Allred, lower left, listens as one of four Park Avenue Elementary School teachers talks about her experiences when a Delta Airlines jet dumped fuel over their school Tuesday, Jan.

Fire crews treated 60 people after the fuel fell over five elementary schools and one high school, said inspector Sean Ferguson of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Some of the teachers suing Delta said they were concerned with taking care of their students first that day and went to the emergency room on their own later or the next day.

The fumes were stifling, one teacher with 13 years' experience said. The children were screaming and crying because their eyes and skin were burning, she added.

She said the fuel falling felt like a drizzle and her students had looked up to see whether it was raining.

The teacher said she and the others were having eye, nose and respiratory trouble.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the incident, the Delta pilots did not ask for approval to release the fuel. A pilot told an air traffic controller there was a problem with an engine shortly after takeoff, and though it was under control, he wanted to return to the airport.

FAA: Delta pilots didn't seek permission before dumping fuel that rained on school kids

  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.

(Reuters) - Four Los Angeles-area schoolteachers who were doused with jet fuel dumped by a Delta Air Lines plane in the minutes before it made an emergency landing sued the airline on Dozens of children and teachers at Park Avenue Elementary School in suburban Cudahy were

Teachers from Los Angeles County's Park Avenue Elementary School held back tears on Friday as they described the moment they were showered The fuel dump caused minor injuries to at least 44 children and adults on the ground. Delta said on its website that airline cleaning crews worked with

"Had the Delta pilot notified air traffic personnel of the need to dump fuel, the flight would have been directed to a location and altitude from which fuel could be released without danger to the plaintiffs and others," the lawsuit says.

The teachers contend the fuel, dropped at what they say was 2,000 feet, did not have time to dissipate. Further, the lawsuit claims, Delta failed to adequately to train or supervise the flight personnel in regard to safe ways to dump fuel in emergencies.

Air crews will typically notify air traffic control of an emergency and indicate they need to dump fuel, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Air traffic controllers direct the plane to the appropriate fuel-dumping area.

In response to what the FAA said, Delta spokesman Adrian Gee said the airline didn't have a comment because the investigation is ongoing.

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