Disaster Exercise Performed at Cherry Capital Airport - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Disaster Exercise Performed at Cherry Capital Airport

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In preparation for a real disaster, Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City held a disaster training exercise.

The simulation took place Wednesday morning on the grounds of the airport. About a year of planning went into the exercise, which is required every three years by the federal aviation association.

The scenario was a plane landing at the airport and colliding with a coast guard helicopter. Buses were used to represent the plane and helicopter.

More than 100 people participated in the exercise including several emergency departments and volunteers to play victims.

The mock accident left dozens of victims scattered across the field and that's when emergency crews jumped into action.

According to Cherry Capital Airport, the exercise is used as a learning tool.

The Traverse City Fire Department says the exercise went well.

 

 

 

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