Albury Airport Emergency Exercise
18 October 2017
Albury Airport will be in a state of mock emergency on Wednesday 25 October when staff and emergency services conduct a drill to fine tune the skills they might need in a real-life emergency.
Under a fictitious scenario to test the Albury Airport Emergency Plan, crews will have to deal with a passenger aircraft that has skidded off the runway after experiencing multiple bird strikes.
The aircraft fuselage will be represented by buses and volunteer ‘passengers’ will be made up to simulate a number of injuries.
The objectives include fine-tuning access to airport facilities and gates, testing arrangements for transporting walking wounded to the terminal and practicing the co-ordination between the various agencies.
The exercise will be held between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm, followed by a debriefing.