Guernsey

Alderney airport simulates a plane crash for training

  • 30 October 2012
  • From the section Guernsey
Aerial view of Alderney Airport
Image caption The emergency scenario saw a plane hitting a vehicle after leaving the runway

A plane crash was simulated at Alderney Airport as part of a training exercise.

The scenario saw emergency services and airport staff deal with 16 "injured" passengers and crew members, after a plane "crashed" after landing.

Ashley Nicholas, deputy airport director, said the exercise aimed to test local resources and evaluate emergency response procedures.

He said the benefits of working in a small community were clear, as a fast response to the incident took place.

He added: "The attending services... worked as a cohesive unit and they worked very well together."

The emergency scenario saw a plane hitting a vehicle after leaving the runway.

A number of volunteers from Alderney were used as casualties.

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