JET returning to LAX dumped jet fuel over little kids in school playground ( dozens 1st responders on their way)

Jul 2015
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Bad all the way around. How's the plane?

Airline dumped jet fuel all over students at their school playground: report

Published
12 mins ago
on January 14, 2020
By Bob Brigham


Dozens of first responders are converging on an elementary school in Los Angeles after children outside on the playground were reportedly being doused by jet fuel.
“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.

Seven schoolkids and six adults are being treated for minor injuries, with 70 firefighters and paramedics on the scene, the newspaper reported. However, KTLA reports the number is seventeen children and nine adults.

“L.A. City Fire spokesperson Nicholas Prange said two classes were outside when the liquid rained down shortly before noon. Students and staff were instructed to go indoors and remain there for the time being,” the LA Times reported. “The jet landed safely at LAX soon after. Police could be seen driving behind the plane with sirens wailing as it arrived.”...

 

HayJenn

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Find it somewhat bizarre that Rawstory elects to not even mention the detail of "emergency landing" in their reporting of the story.

Weird.

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Yeah, the LA times did though

Shortly after takeoff, Flight 89 from LAX to Shanghai experienced an engine issue requiring the aircraft to return to LAX,” Delta spokesperson Adrian Gee said. “The aircraft landed safely after an emergency fuel release to reduce landing weight.”

 
Jul 2015
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The jet was making an emergency landing at the time. The jettisoning of fuel was (i would guess) part of the standard procedure.

Bad luck some of the content came in contact with a few of the children. But it probably doesn't qualify as "tragic".


(lawsuits likely pending...)

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No it's not. One time exposure like this shouldn't have any long term affects. Probably either hosed them down or some kind of neutralizing agent or both.

Glad the plane landed safely. Personally, I wouldn't sue. Just cover any medical bills should they occur.
 
Jul 2015
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Find it somewhat bizarre that Rawstory elects to not even mention the detail of "emergency landing" in their reporting of the story.

Weird.

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Dumb. Dumping fuel? I assumed an emergency. Anyone WOULD. The pilot forgot his wallet and returned to LAX? Why else would you return to an airport except something wasn't RIGHT.

"An airplane returning to Los Angeles..."
 
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