GE90man wrote:DoctorVenkman wrote:dragon6172 wrote:News reports say a lot of things for clicks and ratings.
Do you have any evidence that this was not the case? Or are you just baselessly defending Delta? The science posted upthread indicates that a large amount of fuel would not atomize given the low altitude it was dumped at. Unless you have any evidence to the contrary I am going to believe the news reports which are in line with our scientific understanding of how jet fuel behaves.
As per Los Angeles Times:
“I saw an airplane and I thought smoke was coming out,” Miguel said. “Then when it got closer, I knew it was gas because a little bit fell on me.”
Miguel said fuel hit parts of his shirt and pants and that within an hour he had been sent home.
His mother, Ana, received a call about the events and rushed over to Park Avenue.
“Just a small amount landed on my son’s clothes and on his arms, but we washed him with soap and changed his clothes and he seems fine,” Ana Cervantes said.
When asked if she would destroy her son’s clothes as a precaution, Cervantes said such a measure was too drastic.
I mean, isn’t dousing the clothes in kerosene basically what they do at the dry cleaners?
With that said, what happened at that particular location to that particular person might not be indicative of what happened to everyone on this flight path. LAFD reported that they had to attend to several locations along the flight’s path.
Either way, I’m most concerned about inhalation.