WICHITA, Kansas – The Wichita Airport Authority held a large-scale disaster exercise Tuesday morning.
The exercise, mandated every three years by the Federal Aviation Administration, occurred north of Highway K-42, between runways 1L and14.
The exercise featured a 737 aircraft that crashed
A disaster has never occurred at the Wichita airport. However, federal regulations and best emergency management practices require commercial airports practice responding to simulated disasters.
The exercise included approximately 300 officials and volunteers from various emergency management agencies.
“We learn a lot of things from this. We learn the pros the cons the good and the bad,” said Chief Roger Xanders, Airport Police and Fire.
“This is why we practice so if this does happen the emergency responders are ready to go,” said John Pritchett, Derby High School ROTC.