Lubbock Airport Conducts Mock Plane Crash - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/8/05

Lubbock Airport Conducts Mock Plane Crash

More than 140 private and commercial airplanes fly in and out of Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport everyday. Imagine if one of those planes crashed on the runway.

We learn how the city would respond to an emergency of that nature. A 737 Aircraft was set on fire to create a mock plane crash. Sixty victims were sprawled on the ground near the plane, 20 were representing those killed in the crash. The rest were injured.

Emergency personnel then responded to the scenario by putting out the fire and treating and transporting victims. A number of agencies responded including EMS, Lubbock Police Department and fire department. Officials tell us the exercise is required by the Federal Aviation Administration and the airport conducts this drill every three years.

"It's just a preparation in training, in the event that we ever have an aircraft go down out here we've trained, prepared and have gotten ready for it," explains Fire Department District Chief Royce Ethridge.

The FAA has required airports conduct these exercises since the early 1970's.

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