Around 40 people treated for 'minor injuries' at 4 L.A. schools after apparent fuel dump by Delta plane approaching LAX

David Caplan
January 14, 2020 - 4:19 pm
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UPDATE: In the video above, Twitter user @ivan522hdzz captured the aircraft dumping fuel en route to LAX)

LOS ANGELES (1010 WINS) -- The Los Angeles County Fire Department said Tuesday afternoon said about 40 people at 3 elementary schools suffered "minor injuries" after a  fuel dump by a Beijing-bound Delta Airlines Boeing 777 that was returning to Los Angeles International Airport because of mechanical issues. 

At Park Avenue Elementary School, 20 children and 11 adults were treated; at Tweedy Elementary School, there were 6 treated; at Graham Elementary School there was 1 adult patient; and at San Gabriel Elementary School there was 1 adult patient, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

"70 firefighters and paramedics on-scene and committed to providing care for those injured," the department tweeted. "FFs working to confirm substance dropped by aircraft, although initial reports stated smell of jet fuel in area."