#JetFuelsLandedOnSchoolPlaygrounds; #Cudahy, #SoutheasternLosAngelesCounty
Cudahy (California), Jan 14 (Canadian-Media): An airliner making an emergency return Tuesday to Los Angeles International Airport due to an engine problem dumped fuel which fell onto three schools around noon, causing minor irritation to 40 children and adults, media reports said.
Delta Air Lines Flight 89. Image credit: Wikipedia
The fuel had dissipated by the time it reached the ground but the children and adults could smell it, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Henry Narvaez and added the patients complained of mild skin irritation and were treated with soap and water.
There were no evacuation orders for the immediate area .
Delta Air Lines Flight 89 headed to Shanghai, China declared an emergency after leaving Los Angeles International Airport, returned and landed without incident, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement and added it was looking into the reports of schoolchildren being affected.
Delta Air Lines said in a statement that Flight 89 “experienced an engine issue requiring the aircraft to return to LAX. The aircraft landed safely after an emergency fuel release to reduce landing weight.”