Home

50 Children And Adults Treated For Skin Irritation After Plane Dumps Jet Fuel On Schools In Los Angeles

By Kelsey Marie

Share

On Tuesday afternoon, a Delta airlines plane was heading to LAX Airport for an emergency landing. Typically a simple procedure but in the process, the aircraft had an emergency fuel release – affecting about 50 children and adults.

There have been twenty children and 11 adults who were treated for minor skin irritation and inhalation complaints at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy, California. 

The aircraft departed from Los Angeles International Airport and was heading to Shanghai but experienced an ‘engine issue’ shortly after departure, which is why the Boeing 777 had to return to LAX. 

Photo courtesy of BBC

According to the LA County Fire Department, children and adults were treated at Graham Elementary, Tweedy Elementary, and San Gabriel Elementary. No one was taken to the hospital. 

The DailyMail.com reports that a Delta spokesman shared, “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.”

There were 70 firefighters and paramedics that reported to the scene. “70 firefighters and paramedics on-scene and committed to providing care for those injured. FFs working to confirm substance dropped by aircraft, although initial reports stated smell of jet fuel in the area,” tweeted the fire service. 

According to a statement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Delta flight 89 departed for Shanghai but declared an emergency shortly after taking off and returned to LAX without incident. 

Share
Travel Noire

Kelsey Marie

Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Beware Of The New Deadly Virus Prompting The U.S. To Screen Passengers From  China

Beware Of The New Deadly Virus Prompting The U.S. To Screen Passengers From China

Passengers arriving from Wuhan, China to three U.S. cities will be screened for a dangerous respiratory illness that has killed two patients and sickened at least 45 people abroad, The New York Times is reporting. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, passengers landing in New York’s JFK,  San Francisco (SFO), and Los […]

Parker Diakite

Here Are 13 Brand New Airline Routes Making Travel More Accessible Than Ever

Here Are 13 Brand New Airline Routes Making Travel More Accessible Than Ever

It may be the beginning of the year, but there are already new airline routes on the horizon. Since new route announcements come with a side of cheap flights, these new routes will have lower airfares this year.  Now, residents of North American cities will be able to have connections to Africa, Europe, Mexico, and […]

Kelsey Marie

This Traveler Gives Us Tips On Navigating Coachella Like A Pro

This Traveler Gives Us Tips On Navigating Coachella Like A Pro

For Newport News native Jasmine McKeiver, attending Coachella for the last 3 years has been a must. This year’s event will mark her 4th time heading to the festival, although she says she thinks this will be her last. We spoke with Jasmine to get her tips on navigating the popular music event like a […]

DeAnna Taylor