Delta airlines being sued for dumping jet fuel

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    Famous legal hack Gloria Allred is representing a group of L.A teachers and school kids who had jet fuel rained on them from a passenger jet that dumped fuel after experiencing engine trouble after takeoff. The plane may or may not have followed proper procedure when it dumped 15,000 gallons of jet fuel to comply with the recommended landing weight when it had to return to the airport. Apparently the "correct" procedure is to dump jet fuel at a high altitude so it is "atomized" when it ultimately reaches the ground or it is dumped on "sparsely populated areas" (or the ocean?) . My point is how often does this happen throughout the world? How often do airliners (legally) jettison thousands of gallons of raw fuel into the atmosphere? Elitists like to travel by air but they hate my gas guzzling 8 cylinder truck. Jet fuel dumping makes the push for electric cars sound trivial.
     
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    They rarely dump fuel. It's an emergency landing procedure. They are supposed to dumb in proscribed areas. This time they didn't.
     
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    How often do you dump fuel from your truck during an emergency parking?
     
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    Meh....some teachers had a bad hair day.

    Compared to being strapped in to a 400mph flying gas tank about to crash....
     
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    I don't do much emergency parking but I do notice that the local government calls out Haz-Mat teams when a tractor trailer overturns and the potential is a hundred gallons of leaked diesel similar to jet fuel. I'm not offering solutions only pointing out that the 15,000 gallons of jet fuel dropped around LAX is apparently standard operating procedure and probably wouldn't have been an issue if it wasn't part of a law suit. How many times does it happen throughout the world?
     
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    Don't dump jet fuel on people and they won't sue you for dumping jet fuel on them.
     
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    If I had jet fuel rained down on me, I might be pretty pissed about it too.
     
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    Take a shower what’s the problem?
     
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    Retarded post of the day...congrats.
     
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    Did they even offer the assistance of hot stewardesses to assist with those showers?

    If not, sue them.
     

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