Pitt Greenville Airport Deal With Disaster Situation

A plane crash at the Pitt Greenville Airport is what officials tried to simulate Monday evening to get local authorities ready for an emergency situation.

A plane goes down and local officials have to respond as if it was a real accident. That was this year's exercise.

A stack of hay was set on fire so crews could put it out and real people pretended to be injured passengers.

Medical personnel were on hand to care for their injuries.

While airport officials say something like this has never happened before, it's a great chance for local agencies to team up and work together.

Airport officials tell us an exercise like this is required about every 3 years. Inspectors were on hand to give feedback about ways to improve.


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  • by to truth Location: greenville on Mar 30, 2010 at 06:11 AM
    To truth, I'd be willing to bet that if you had to fly in/out of PGV and something went wrong, you would be glad that these professionals were trained in saving your life. It may be a small area and a small airport, but the fact still remains that it could happen. Why not support you local firefighters and emergency crews instead of bashing them. You never know when you will need them and when you do you will not use such language. Get over yourself and get to the bottom of why you are so hateful. I'd be willing to bet again that you are not a happy person and have nothing better to do..... Thank you Greenville and Pitt County Firefighters/Rescue/EMS. You guys do an awesome job and this area is safer having you all here. GOD Bless you all!!!
  • by Truth on Mar 30, 2010 at 04:50 AM
    Greenville airport? Come on now, why does this city even need an airport? Greenville is so jealous of the rest of the state.
  • by M Location: Greenville on Mar 30, 2010 at 03:06 AM
    Good job! It looked quite real to those of us driving by.
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