Jan 18, 2020
Delta Air Lines sued by California teachers over fuel dump
Four teacher are suing Delta Air Lines after one of its aircraft dumped fuel over schools as it made an emergency landing. Delta confirmed the plane had dumped the fuel to reduce its landing weight. "The plaintiffs could feel the fuel on their clothes, their flesh, their eyes and their skin," a lawyer for the teachers said, adding that the fuel "Penetrated their mouths and noses as well, producing a lasting and severe irritation". The agency characterised the fuel dump as a public nuisance. Aviation rules say that planes can dump fuel in emergency landings, but only over designated areas and at a high altitude.
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