The number of victims from emergency dumping of fuel by aircraft in the USA has doubled


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The number of victims of the emergency release of aircraft fuel to a number of schools of Los Angeles (California, USA) rose to 60. It is reported by CNN.

Previously reported 26 victims — 17 children and 9 adults.

Inspector fire Department County of Los Angeles Sean Ferguson said that the incident resulted in some fuel got on the territory of five schools. All suffered the irritation of the skin, however, hospitalization nobody needed. Most seeking help for the symptoms are gone after treatment of the skin with soap and water.

The children were given medical gowns, so they can change. One of them told the TV station that he saw falling water drops. “I thought it was rainbow, and I looked up and it was kerosene,” said he.

The incident occurred on January 14. The pilot of the aircraft to Delta shortly after the flight told the Manager about the technical fault on Board and asked for landing.

Not to exceed the maximum landing mass of the ship, the pilot decided not to develop the fuel, and the use of emergency fuel dumping. Because it was poured at a low altitude, it did not have time to diffuse into the air and settled on the ground.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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