Recently, I came upon the video above, from Business Insider via MSN, and watched it. I then shared it with our editor as a future Travel Video of the Week. The five-minute video’s title—“Why fuel dumped from a plane doesn’t hit the ground”—sums it up pretty well. I personally found it really interesting, and I learned a lot about something I never really thought much about. You can check “Why fuel dumped from a plane doesn’t hit the ground” out above.
Then last week, a Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai made international news when the pilot(s) made an unannounced and curious fuel dump over a residential area of Los Angeles. Four teachers from an elementary school below the dump are now suing the airline. “The teachers contend the fuel,” says CNN, “dropped at what they say was 2,000 feet, did not have time to dissipate.” The BI video above puts that into context.
More on the fuel dumped from a plane on an elementary school
Here’s more on the Delta story, from the CNN article linked above:
“The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges pilots for Flight 89 failed to notify air traffic control they were going to dump fuel. The claim alleges the teachers at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy suffered physical harm and severe emotional distress. ‘I’m scared of what can happen to my health, the health of my students, my friends and my colleagues,’ said a teacher who has worked at the school for 21 years and, like the others, asked not to be identified. The lawsuit asks for damages ‘in an amount according to proof at trial.’
The flight in the spotlight was Delta flight 89, which was headed from Los Angeles to Shanghai “when it experienced an engine problem shortly after takeoff.” Delta has so far declined to comment.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
- Enjoy benefits such as a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5x on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3x on dining and 2x on all other travel purchases, plus more.
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel.
- With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories
- Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
- Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024.
The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered. Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.
Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.