The FAA said it was investigating why a Delta flight dumped jet fuel over a residential Los Angeles neighborhood on Tuesday.
At least 44 children people at several elementary schools, including children, were treated by paramedics after coming into contact with the fuel.
The Delta flight declared an emergency shortly after take-off from LAX due to an “engine issue,” and was returning to the airport.
Planes dump fuel as an emergency measure to make them light enough to land soon after takeoff.
However, they are supposed to dump fuel over unpopulated areas, and at high enough altitutde for it to evaporate. Neither happened here, and US regulators want to know why.
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The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday that it is “thoroughly investigating” why a Delta flight dumped jet fuel over a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles.
At least 44 children and adults at several elementary schools near Cudahy, Los Angeles, were affected after the fuel was jettisoned.
The patients mainly suffered skin irritation, and none needed to go to the hospital, the Los Angeles County Fire Department …read more
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