Four California educators want to teach Delta a lesson.
The teachers are suing the airline after a Delta jet with engine problem had to dump fuel over their school in a densely populated area near Los Angeles, according to Gloria Allred, their lawyer.
“The plaintiffs could sense the fuel on their clothes, their flesh, their eyes, and their skin,” Allred told the Associated Press. “Fuel entered their mouths and noses as well, producing lasting and severe stress, and a lasting and a noxious taste and smell.”
Delta refused to comment on the lawsuit.
Approximately 60 students and teachers were exposed to fuel vapor and were checked for injuries, officials said. Some suffered skin sensitivities, but no one was taken to the hospital.
The Boeing 777 had just taken off from Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday when the pilots met engine trouble. They had to jettison more than 15,000 gallons of fuel so the plane could make a secure emergency landing back at the airport, officials told.
The Federal Aviation Administration is examining the fuel dump.