|By Carmelo Turdo|
Monday, October 2, 2023
MidAmerica St. Louis Airport Conducts Emergency Response Exercise
"Every three years we have to run a full-scale exercise, so that is exactly what we're doing," James told the media before the exercise began. "We need to prove to the FAA we have the ability to handle air carrier emergencies, specifically, an aircraft accident."
The pictorial below illustrates the order of emergency responders arriving on scene as they assess and react to the situation:
MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is located adjacent to Scott AFB and receives both military and civilian air traffic, including Allegiant Airlines Airbus A319 and A320 commercial aircraft that serve twelve non-stop regular and seasonal destinations. Successful application of a mass emergency response plan is critical to the continued operation of both the commercial and large tanker and transport aircraft that regularly use the facility. The Aero Experience thanks MidAmerica St. Louis Airport management and everyone who participated in this important emergency response exercise.