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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:00 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some aviation experts said Wednesday that they were puzzled after the crew of a commercial airliner decided to dump fuel at low altitude during an emergency landing, causing a vapor to fall on schoolyards and neighborhoods east of Los Angeles International Airport.

"No one is going to dump fuel where these guys did it over populated areas and schools. It's a pretty outrageous thing," said Ross Aimer, CEO of Aero Consulting Experts and a retired United Airlines pilot. "They should have gone over the ocean or landed heavyweight."

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