BREA (CBSLA) – Workers at an Orange County electroplating shop said they could see and smell tiny drops of jet fuel that was dumped by a Delta airliner Tuesday making an emergency return to Los Angeles International Airport.
One man says when he looked up in the sky just before noon, he saw white mist coming from an low-flying airliner.READ MORE: Pack Of Unleashed Cane Corso Mastiff Dogs Attack Residents In Tarzana Neighborhood
Minutes later, his Hyundai was speckled with grease spots.
“I actually saw it flying overhead right when it dumped,” said Joe O’Campo. “I was thinking it was just condensation trails, which you always see.”READ MORE: Remains Of Marine Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola Carried In Procession From Ontario International Airport To Forest Lawn In Covina
But when he realized it was likely jet fuel, O’Campo says he took action.
“Thinking it’s probably going to harm my paint, I went to get it washed,” he said.
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Several other cars in the area were hit as well, but there were no reports of injuries.