Los Angeles fire officials said that 14 local time, a technical failure after take-off returned to Los Angeles International Airport, in the air to carry out emergency oil release, fuel dumped near an elementary school playground, resulting in at least 17 children and 9 adults were slightly injured, including eye sting and inflammation.
At least 17 children and nine adults were reportedly slightly injured when Delta Air Lines flight 89 dumped fuel near a school playground near Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Fire Department tweeted that 70 firefighters and paramedics were at the scene, and that firefighters were assessing and caring for “multiple patients” at the school in the California suburb of Cudahy.
The fire department later updated it to say that all minor injuries were taken by the school to a local hospital. There are no evacuation orders in the vicinity. The substance was confirmed to be aircraft fuel.
According to initial social media reports, the plane reported engine failure shortly after takeoff and dumped fuel during the flight to reduce landing weight.
FlightAware, a flight tracking website, showed the flight, which took off from Los Angeles International Airport and circled over Southern California, returned to the airport on the 14th.
News footage at the scene showed a large number of police and emergency vehicles at the school. The school is about 13 miles (24 kilometers) east of Los Angeles.