Some 17 children and 6 adults have been injured after a Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-200ER registered N860DA returning to Los Angeles Airport dropped fuel on an elementary school playground.
Delta Air Lines flight DL89 to Shanghai, China, departed Los Angeles LAX at 11:32 local time, circled over Southern California and landed at the airport around noon today. The plane had mechanical issues (engine compressor stall).
Before landing, the Boeing 777 performed a fuel dump to reduce landing weight, about 13 miles east of the airport. Emergency responders are assessing “multiple patients” at an elementary school in the suburban city of Cudahy, California.
The FAA is investigating the incident because the plane wasn’t supposed to dump fuel over inhabited areas.
BREAKING: Delta Flight 89 dumps fuel on approach to Los Angeles International Airport; fire crews are assessing dozens of children at a Cudahy elementary school pic.twitter.com/o065Mt7ICp
— BNO News (@BNONews) January 14, 2020
— The FAA (@FAANews) January 14, 2020