October 18, 2011
By Jeff Brumley
A mass casualty drill will be held at Jacksonville International Airport on Wednesday, an airport spokesman said.
The exercise will begin at 9 a.m. and is designed to test every facet of response needed to handle an aircraft crash, said Michael Stewart, a spokesman for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority.
In addition to testing the skills of emergency responders, who will douse a fire in a mock aircraft fuselage brought in from Mayport Naval station, the drill will include airline and airport staff members responding to inquiries from passenger family members and media inquiries.