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An airplane returning to Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday morning dropped what was believed to be engine fuel onto a school playground, striking several students at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy, officials said.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department said that more than 70 firefighters and paramedics are at the school assessing multiple patients. Los Angeles City Fire is also at the scene.
The article goes on to state the following:
Seventeen children and six adults are all complaining of minor injuries, L.A. County Fire Department said.
2 classes were outside when the accident occurred.
The jet landed safely at LAX.
Shortly before this plane landed at LAX, it dumped what’s believed to be fuel on an elementary school playground, hitting several students. LA County Fire said 70+ are on scene assessing multiple patients https://t.co/G5duAwTvUt pic.twitter.com/LsJaAOTfpg
— Colleen Shalby (@CShalby) January 14, 2020
#BREAKING: Video of the aircraft reported to have performed an emergency fuel dump over a wide area in #LosAngeles. 20 elementary school students in Cudahy are being evaluated for possible exposure. https://t.co/jiv4UJOlwo pic.twitter.com/QSQz7tTak8
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) January 14, 2020
UPDATE: 20 elementary students treated after plane reportedly dumps fuel near Cudahy, South LA schools while approaching LAX https://t.co/bwTMSXRoYv
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) January 14, 2020
Jet returning to LAX dumps fuel on school playground; paramedics treating students https://t.co/JLCpm6f0QK
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 14, 2020
UPDATE: 17 students and 6 adults are being treated, according to officials. Here’s what we know: https://t.co/oemEHk1kde
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) January 14, 2020
— Claudia Peschiutta (@ReporterClaudia) January 14, 2020
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