Thursday, December 02, 2021

Emergency exercise for dealing with aircraft mishap carried out

Raipur: The bi-annual aircraft crash and rescue exercise was held on Wednesday noon at Swami Vivekananda Airport (SVA), testing the airport’s ability, intra-agencies synergy and response time to handle a situation of plane cash scenario. At the end of the exercise, SVA demonstrated successfully its capability and efficacy in responding to and then saving precious lives of air passengers caused by the mock crash of an aircraft, sources said. According to the sources, the bi-annual crash exercise is held every two years to the test real-time effectiveness of the airport authority, government departments and multiple other agencies involved in handling aircraft accidents, and to practice their intra- and inter-organisational emergency responses and communications.

 More than 100 government departments and organisation like Airports Authority of India (AAI), Airports Fire Service, Air Traffic Control (ATC), Airport Operations, Security, Engineering, Communication and Navigation Services (CNS), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), NHMMI Super Speciality Hospital, Government Hospital Mana, District Fire Brigade and other stakeholder agencies took part, the sources added. Sources further informed that Indigo Airlines was participating airline this, which availed one of its airport shuttle bus, to be used as mock aircraft for using a crashed plane simulation. 

02/12/21 Hitavada

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