Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Flight stimulation exercise at CT International Airport

By Tarryn Le Chat
19 September 2006

The Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) at Cape Town International Airport has activated a full scale emergency response exercise.

The exercise is held every second year and is mandated by South African Aviation legislation as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

This full-scale exercise is designed to thoroughly test emergency procedures and responses.

It will include all the participants who would be called upon in the event of a major aircraft incident at the airport.

The exercise scenario will stimulate a crash involving a passenger flight carrying a cargo of hazardous material.

Members of the public and motorists may notice some smoke and will certainly be able to see emergency vehicles moving to the scene. This is all part of the exercise.

The public is requested not to interfere with the activity and are advised that no unauthorised person will be granted access.

Normal airport operations will not be affected.

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