Friday, September 10, 2021

Anti-hijack mock drill held at Jalgaon airport

Nashik: Jalgaon airport management carried out its annual anti-hijack mock drill on the airport premises on Wednesday.

Jalgaon airport sources said apart from the airport officials, the mock drill involved personnel from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), local police, other agencies of the Union and state governments etc.

At present, Jalgaon Airport, which is managed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), operates flights connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

“The exercise was to check the efficacy of the contingency plan and the procedure to deal with any case of hijacking threat involving the airport. District collector Abhijit Raut reviewed the mock drill after it was carried out,” said airport officials.

In this mock drill, a scenario was created where a pilot of an Aurangabad bound flight from Bhopal informed the Jalgaon airport control room that the plane was hijacked and it has been diverted to Jalgaon airport, where it would land.

The airport authorities immediately swung into action informing the district disaster management authority, local administration, police and other important stakeholders in Jalgaon about the development.

10/09/21 Times of India

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