Multiple Students Treated After Plane Reportedly Dumps Fuel on Elementary School Playground

Up to 23 people were injured when a plane dumped fuel over a school in Los Angeles

Up to 23 people were injured when a plane dumped fuel over a school in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said they are treating 17 children and nine adults for minor injuries after an "apparent fuel dump" by an aircraft near two elementary schools.

The incident was reported in the 8000 block of Park Avenue, the Fire Department tweeted shortly before 12:30 p.m.

Officials say fuel apparently dumped by an aircraft returning to Los Angeles International Airport fell onto an elementary school playground.

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A Delta Airlines flight reportedly had to return to the airport after takeoff.

Paramedics were immediately called to treat anyone complaining of 'skin irritation or breathing problems, ' it said. All of the injuries were described as minor, and nobody was taken to a local hospital from the school.

Initial reports indicated the area smelled of jet fuel, and firefighters later confirmed that was the type of substance dropped.

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The flight-tracking website FlightAware showed that Delta Air Lines Flight 89 to Shanghai, China, departed LAX and circled back over Southern California and returned to the airport on Tuesday.

In addition to Park Avenue, other schools in the area were also impacted by the jet fuel dump, including Jordan High School in Florence-Firestone and 93rd St.

"An airplane making an emergency landing today at #LAX discharged fuel while flying over our school", the Los Angeles Unified School District said in a statement".

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