Augusta Regional Airport holds plane crash emergency drill

Augusta Regional Airport holds plane crash emergency drill
Scene of emergency drill held at Augusta Regional Airport 5/4/18 (WFXG)
Scene of emergency drill held at Augusta Regional Airport 5/4/18 (WFXG)
Scene of emergency drill held at Augusta Regional Airport 5/4/18 (WFXG)

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Augusta Regional Airport will be conducting a live emergency drill as required by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulations. Emergency response agencies from Richmond County will join Airport personnel Friday, May 4, 2018 in practicing procedures needed in the event of an actual emergency.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires airports to conduct live emergency drills every three years. The last such drill was conducted at the Augusta Regional Airport in 2015.

Air travelers and local residents should not be alarmed by the level of activity by emergency vehicles at the airport. Likewise, passer-by need not be concerned by activities associated with the drill. There could also be some activity within the Airport Terminal Building. Public address system announcements will provide appropriate information. While these activities are included to enhance realism for emergency responders, they should not delay or inconvenience Airport patrons.

The drill has been planned so there will be no disruption of normal aircraft operations. Airline flight arrivals and departures will not be affect by the drill.

Airport officials anticipate the drill will be completed by 1:00 pm.

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