The Elmira Corning Regional Airport and the Chemung County Fire and Emergency Management Office will conduct a full-scale simulated airplane crash Saturday.
The scenarios for the disaster drill will be an approaching plane that crashes while attempting to land at the airport. The drill is to test the response of airport personnel, as well as local fire companies, law enforcement and area hospitals. The incident will involve live fire, simulated casualties and accident “victims” being taken to area hospitals.
This drill is required every three years by the Federal Aviation Administration and will be held tomorrow morning starting at 8. The airport will be open and all regular flight activity will occur while the drill is taking place.