15 Jan 2020

Plane dumps fuel over school in emergency landing to LAX

12:15 pm on 15 January 2020

A passenger plane has dumped fuel over a school playground as it made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport.

Delta Air Lines Airbus A220-100 aircraft as seen on final approach landing with landing gear down at New York JFK John F. Kennedy International Airport on 14 November 2019 in New York, US.

Photo: AFP

At least 17 children and nine adults are being treated for skin irritation and breathing problems.

Fuel may be dumped in emergencies, but aviation rules state that air traffic controllers must warn nearby facilities that could be affected.

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