VIDEO: Jet fuel dumped on school playground near Los Angeles during emergency landing
14 Jan 2020 — #Homefront
Fire officials say fuel apparently dumped by an aircraft returning to Los Angeles International Airport fell onto an elementary school playground Tuesday. A fire department tweet says firefighters are assessing "multiple patients" at the school in the suburban city of Cudahy, California.
While making an emergency landing at LAX few hours ago, a Delta airplane dumped jet fuel over the Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy affecting 28 students who were being treated by LA County Fire.
According to an FAA statement, "There are special fuel-dumping procedures for aircraft operating into and out of any major US airport," continuing on to state "these procedures call for fuel to be dumped over designation unpopulated areas, typically at higher altitudes."
DELTA flight 89 to Shanghai dumping fuel, returning to LAX W/ unknown emergency pic.twitter.com/UQVnRuc0IA— Matt Hartman (@ShorealoneFilms) January 14, 2020
MCI | FS163 | 8000 Park Ave #Cudahy | BN 13 and 3 units on-scene elementary school assessing multiple patients after apparent fuel dump by aircraft on final approach to LAX hits playground.— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) January 14, 2020
DEVELOPING: At least 17 children and nine adults are being assessed by paramedics in Los Angeles after a plane returning to LAX dumped jet fuel on an elementary school playground, authorities say https://t.co/7QXByjVa2C pic.twitter.com/Ln6BCV8yKI— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) January 14, 2020
Shortly before this plane landed at LAX, it dumped what's believed to be fuel on an elementary school playground, hitting several students. LA County Fire said 70+ are on scene assessing multiple patients https://t.co/G5duAwTvUt pic.twitter.com/LsJaAOTfpg— Colleen Shalby (@CShalby) January 14, 2020