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Los Angeles teachers are suing Delta after a plane dumped jet fuel on them, allegedly leaving them dizzy and nauseous

Los Angeles teachers are suing Delta after a plane dumped jet fuel on them, allegedly leaving them dizzy and nauseous
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Four teachers at an elementary school in California are suing Delta after one of its planes jettisoned jet fuel that landed on a neighborhood, during an emergency landing.




While the practice isn't uncommon, questions remain over why the pilots decided to drop the fuel at an altitude not high enough for it to vaporize before reaching the ground.




The four teachers allege they experienced a "lasting and severe irritation" as a result of the Tuesday incident.




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Four teachers in Los Angeles, California, filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines on Friday, saying they felt "sick, dizzy, and nauseated" after they were drenched by jet fuel released by an Boeing 777 aircraft that made an emergency landing at nearby Los Angeles International Airport.
"Fuel penetrated their mouths and noses as well producing a lasting and severe irritation and a lasting and noxious taste and smell," the lawsuit said, according to a Friday report from USA Today.
In the lawsuit, the four elementary school teachers, who work at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy, California, said they "could feel the fuel on their clothes, flesh, eyes and skin" following the jet fuel jettison, which occurred January 14.
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