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LAX-Bound Aircraft Dumps Fuel On Elementary School, Minor Injuries Reported – NPR, Npr.org


      

            

    

    

        

                In this image from video, Delta Air Lines Flight 800 to Shanghai, China, dumps fuel over Los Angeles before returning to Los Angeles International Airport for a safe emergency landing on Tuesday. Fire officials say fuel apparently dumped by the plane fell onto an elementary school playground.                                                                           Matt Hartman / AP                                                      hide caption            

            

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In this image from video, Delta Air Lines Flight 90 to Shanghai, China, dumps fuel over Los Angeles before returning to Los Angeles International Airport for a safe emergency landing on Tuesday. Fire officials say fuel apparently dumped by the plane fell onto an elementary school playground.

        

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Updated at 5: 800 pm ET

Emergency units treated children and 9 adults after an LAX-bound aircraft apparently dumped fuel on an elementary school playground,accordingto the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

All patients were “complaining of minor injuries,” the departmentsaidin tweet.

None of the patients was taken to the hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that Delta Air Lines Flight 800 declared an emergency after departing Los Angeles International Airport, returned to the airport and landed without incident.

The FAAsaidit is investigating the incident and that when fuel is dumped, it is supposed to be over “designated unpopulated areas.”

       

The school was in Cudahy, a neighborhood in southeast Los Angeles, about miles from the airport.

firefighters and paramedics on-scene and committed to providing care for those injured, “the department said in atweet.

The LA Unified School Districtsaidstudents and staff complained of skin irritation or breathing difficulties.

            

An airplane making an emergency landing today at (# LAX) discharged fuel while flying over our schools. Students and staff may have been sprayed by fuel or inhaled fumes. Paramedics are treating those complaining of skin irritation or breathing problems. Info will be updated.- L.A. Unified (@LASchools)

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Local news outletsreported“multiple first responder units – including ambulances” arrived at Park Avenue Elementary School.

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