US: FAA Releases Statement, To Investigate Delta Jet Fuel Dumping Incident

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Just after the Delta flight dumped fuel on a school ground, the FAA released a statement on Twitter stating that they are investigating into the matter.

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Just after the Delta flight dumped fuel on a school ground, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a statement on Twitter stating that they are investigating into the matter. According to them, "There are some special fuel-dumping procedures for aircraft operating into and out of any major US airport." 

Netizens slam the airlines and FAA

Several people took to Twitter and slammed the airlines over the accident. 

 

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About the incident

In a massive accident, a Delta airline on Wednesday, January 15, dumped its jet fuel on a school playground in Los Angeles, leaving several people injured. As per reports, the airline was facing some mechanical trouble. Furthermore, around 20 students, along with some adults have been injured. 

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According to news agencies, Delta Flight 89 took off from Los Angeles en route to Shanghai on Tuesday. However, it was forced to turn back due to technical problems. The plane mid-way dumped its fuel onto a wide area that included Park Avenue Elementary School. The school was located around 25 kilometres east of the airport.

It was reported that around 20 children and 11 adults were complaining of skin irritation or minor respiratory problems. They were treated on the spot, stated reports. Furthermore, it was stated that the airplane landed safely around noon. 

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