Delta flight dumps fuel on elementary school near Los Angeles

Delta flight dumps jet fuel on Los Angeles elementary school playground

CUDAHY, Calif. — Jet fuel dumped by an aircraft returning to Los Angeles International Airport fell onto an elementary school playground Tuesday, fire officials said.

The schools are located in Cudahy and South Los Angeles, California.

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The Los Angeles County Fire Department said firefighters assessed 17 children and nine adults who complained of minor injuries and none needed to be taken to a hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration says in a statement that Delta Air Lines Flight 89 declared an emergency after departing Los Angeles International Airport, returned to the airport and landed without incident.

News footage at the scene showed numerous police and emergency vehicles at the school. It is located about 13 miles east of Los Angeles.

A Boeing 777 jetliner similar to the Delta Flight 89 which reportedly dumped fuel over a school Tuesday
A Boeing 777 jetliner similar to the Delta Flight 89 which reportedly dumped fuel over a school Tuesday (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Associated Press contributed to this report