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And if there were an accident at Findel?

12.10.2012 From our online archive
Passengers can rest assured that were there to be an accident at Findel airport, they would be in safe hands if a recent mock exercise is anything to go by.

Passengers can rest assured that were there to be an accident at Findel airport, they would be in safe hands, if a recent mock exercise is anything to go by.

Thursday's accident contingency operation put emergency services and aviation workers to the test when a potentially serious accident was simulated on the airport's runway.

The scenario saw a bus veering away from an arriving Boeing 737 and striking two cars, one of which caught fire. With a number of bus passengers injured and two car passengers dead, the control tower triggered the emergency alert, setting the action plan in motion.

Altogether around 150 people, including firefighters, medical professionals and airport management took part in the operation.

An assessment of the operation is due to be released in the coming days.