17 children and nine adults were reportedly injured after an airliner coming in to land dumped its fuel on a playground, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The plane is said to have sprayed the fuel over the playground at Park Avenue School in Cuhady, California, as it made its final approach towards Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Tuesday afternoon.
Approximately 70 firefighters and paramedics rushed onto the scene to treat anyone with skin irritation or breathing problems, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and School District. The fire department said that the injuries were all minor.
The fuel was dumped by a Delta Airlines Boeing 777, which had a mechanical issue, an airport spokesperson told KTLA. The plane reportedly landed safely at LAX.
It is believed to have dumped the fuel to decrease its landing weight.
Emergency responders in hazmat suits and the Los Angeles Unified’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety have responded to the school.