Fri. Jul 10th, 2020

51 People Injured When Jet Bound For LAX Dumps Fuel Near School, No One Hospitalized

A Delta flight injured more than 50 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 20 children were treated for minor injuries after being exposed to the jet fuel, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The department said it had a total of 44 patients from four schools: Park Avenue Elementary, Tweedy Elementary, Graham Elementary and San Gabriel Avenue Elementary.

Another 16 people were treated from two schools, Jordan High School and 93rd Elementary, which were also exposed to jet fuel, the Los Angeles City Fire Department said.

No one was transported from the schools to hospitals and there were no evacuation orders in place.

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

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

Photographs are Courtesy: AP

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