A plane coming into land at LAX has reportedly dumped jet fuel on an elementary school playground, leaving ‘multiple patients’.
Shocking video shows two lines of fuel coming from the aircraft, believed to have been operated by Delta.
Around 30 children at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy are said to have been exposed. The extent of any injuries is unknown.
The LA county fire department tweeted: ‘Units on-scene elementary school assessing multiple patients after apparent fuel dump by aircraft on final approach to LAX hits playground.’
— KTLA (@KTLA) 14 Ιανουαρίου 2020
DailyMail.com has contacted Delta for comment. Fox 11 reports the aircraft was travelling to Shangai when it was forced to turn back minutes after takeoff.
Images from the scene show a huge response from emergency crews Tuesday afternoon.
One Twitter user commented: ‘Now The Whole City Smells Like Fuel And Everything Is Covered In Jet Fuel!’
Another added: ‘@LAFD is responding to a hazmat, it sounds like people, possible kids at a school, got jet fuel dumped on them from the Delta flight that made the emergency landing.’
Caught this in Bell Gardens over my house NEWS SAID IT DROPPED FUEL OVER AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN CUDAHY @KTLA @FOXLA @cnnbrk @UniNoticias @NBCLA @ABC7 @ABC @NBCNews @TelemundoNews pic.twitter.com/VG3HBpyYtn
— Sujey Hernandez (@SujeyHernandez) 14 Ιανουαρίου 2020