Students sue Delta Air Lines after plane dumps engine fuel while returning to LAX

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Three students are suing Delta Air Lines after a pilot dumped engine fuel over a populated area last month before an emergency landing at LAX.

Dozens of people were treated, including some children.

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The lawsuit alleges the pilot should have notified air traffic control of needing to dump fuel -- so the flight could have been directed to a different location and altitude.

ABC7 reached out to Delta for a response to the lawsuit and are waiting to hear back.
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