Mock Plane Crash Planned for Airport

A simulated plane crash will be testing staff at the Lethbridge County Airport Thursday.

Staff at the Lethbridge County Airport will put their emergency skills to the test Thursday morning. The airport is conducting a test of the Emergency Procedures Manual as required by Canadian Aviation Regulations. Consultant, Mike Ross, says the scenario consists of a mock plane crash with about sixteen casualties on board, so local first responders will also be on hand.  He adds there will be mock casualties, played by volunteers from the community and Lethbridge College.  Ross says this scenario was in the works before the jet crash at the Alberta International Air Show this summer and says it was the "Air Show Safety Plan" that was put into effect then which is different from the plan that's being tested Thursday.

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