Multiple kids injured when plane dumps fuel on them

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14 Jan 2020, 6:22 pm

Over 40 injured after Delta jet dumps fuel on L.A. schools during midair emergency

A Delta flight injured over 40 people after dumping fuel on a Los Angeles schoolyard and school buildings when it declared an emergency shortly after departing for China from the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday.

At least 17 children and nine adults at Park Avenue Elementary were treated for minor injuries after being exposed to the jet fuel, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Another 16 people were treated from two schools, Jordan High School and 93rd Elementary, which were also exposed to jet fuel, Los Angeles City Fire Department said.

No one was transported from the schools to a hospital and there were no evacuation orders in place. Officials say 44 people were treated at the three schools and all were released at the scene.

The school district also confirmed that students and staff were being treated for skin irritation or breathing problems after being exposed to the fuel.

"Students and staff were on the playground at the time and may have been sprayed by fuel or inhaled fumes," the Los Angeles Unified School District said.

Delta Flight 89 to Shanghai experienced an engine issue that required it to return to LAX shortly after takeoff, the company confirmed in a statement.

"The aircraft landed safely after an emergency fuel release to reduce landing weight," the airline said.

Delta did not comment on where exactly the fuel was dumped.

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14 Jan 2020, 7:15 pm

How easily does jet fuel get ignited opposed to gasoline being real easy and quick burning compared to deisel being slower and safer?


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14 Jan 2020, 8:42 pm

Jet fuel is basically K-1 clear kerosene. Hope those kids and the schoolteachers recover soon--it can be excellent to use but is very hard on the skin.