Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nashville airport drill to look like real thing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A disaster drill at Nashville International Airport will be visible from Interstate 40. Airport officials put out the word so drivers would be aware the event Tuesday evening is a drill and not a real disaster. The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority said the full-scale exercise, designed to test emergency agencies' readiness, would begin at 6 p.m. CDT and last for three hours. Among issues to be evaluated are safety, casualties, injuries, communications and other response components. It is designed to simulate a real aircraft disaster and will include an aircraft, emergency vehicles and other equipment on Runway 13-31, which can be seen from the highway and from a Briley Parkway interchange. Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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