Dozens of people at six schools in the Los Angeles area were treated for minor injuries after a plane with mechanical issues dumped a load of jet fuel while returning to LAX for an emergency landing on Tuesday, officials said.
The incident was initially reported shortly before noon at Park Avenue Elementary School, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 31 patients — 20 children and 11 adults — complained of minor injuries after Delta Air Lines Flight 89 dropped fuel over the school’s playground, officials said.
The patients were triaged on the campus, which is about 14 miles east of Los Angeles International Airport.
Seventy county firefighters and paramedics responded to what was described as a multicasualty incident.
In addition to Park Avenue, county fire crews also treated <https://twitter.com/LACoFDPIO/status/1217222634842157056> six patients apiece at San Gabriel Avenue and Tweedy elementary schools, both in South Gate, and one patient at Graham Elementary School in Florence-Graham.
The Los Angeles Fire Department <www.lafd.org/alert/update-hazardous-materials-01142020-inc0681> also responded to two schools, Jordan High School in Florence-Firestone and 93rd Street Elementary School in Green Meadows, officials with the Los Angeles Fire Department later confirmed.
Sixteen people were treated for minor injuries at the two Los Angeles campuses, bringing the total number of treated at all six schools to 60. (KTLA)
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