Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mock drill of aircraft crash conducted at Karipur airport

Kozhikode: "Aircraft Crash in Airport", a mock drill to check the efficacy and preparedness of the airport fire service and other co-ordinating agencies to handle such situation in real scenario, was conducted at the Calicut international airport at nearby Karipur today.      As per the DGCA guidelines, such exercise has to be held every alternate year by all licensed airports in the country.      Accordingly, Calicut airport in co-ordination with Kerala state Fire Service and other stake holders conducted an exercise by creating an imaginary scanrio of "aircraft crash" at 3.00 pm near the beginning of Runway-10 with a total number of 57 passengers on board, a release from the Airport Director said.
Officials from the Central Industrial Security Force and Air India acted as passengers and Air India was the affected airline.
Command post was established and "casualities" were prioritised at the triage area depending on the severity of injury. All passengers were "rescued" by Fire Service crew and injured were taken to nearby hospitals.
26/09/17 Outlook