Plane reportedly dumps jet fuel over elementary school, students report skin issues

Plane reportedly dumps jet fuel over elementary school, students report skin issues
Officials say a Delta flight dumped fuel on a playground near LAX Airport on Tuesday Jan 14, 2020. (KABC/ABC News)

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters rushed to an elementary school just east of LAX where students reported skin irritation after an apparent fuel dump from a plane on approach to the airport, according to KNBC.

Roughly 20 students at the Park Avenue Elementary School complained of skin irritation after the fuel dump, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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Delta released a statement to WSB-TV in Atlanta, saying:

“Shortly after takeoff, Flight 89 from LAX to Shanghai experienced an engine issue requiring the aircraft to return to LAX. The aircraft landed safely after an emergency fuel release to reduce landing weight."

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