According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, a Delta jetliner landing at LAX dumped what is believed to be jet fuel over an elementary school playground in the Cudahy area Tuesday.
The fuel is believed to have come from Delta Air Lines flight 89, which was bound for Shanghai, China, and took off from Los Angeles International Airport about 11:15 a.m., but had to return to the airfield after developing an unknown mechanical problem.
The Los Angeles Unified School District issued a statement saying, "Students and staff were on the playground at the time and may have been sprayed by fuel or inhaled fumes. (School officials) immediately called paramedics, who are on the scene and are treating anyone who is complaining of skin irritation or breathing problems."
According to the district, school officials were "visiting every classroom to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff."