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Full scale emergency exercise held at Islamabad Airport

By Our Correspondent
December 01, 2023

ISLAMABAD: A full scale airport emergency exercise was conducted at Islamabad International Airport on Thursday to simulate the aircraft accident on airport.

The exercise was aimed at evaluating and strengthening the coordinated efforts of internal departments of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA), airlines, and external emergency services.

The exercise simulated the scenario of aircraft crash in phases of fuel firefighting followed by rescue operations from aircraft separately.

This exercise was organized by PCAA in collaboration with PIAC (which provided their Boing-777 for simulation), ASF, Airlines Operating Committee, Ground Handling Agencies, various hospitals, emergency services and government departments.

This photo shows Islamabad International Airport. — AFP/File
This photo shows Islamabad International Airport. — AFP/File

The Pakistan Army Aviation also participated by contributing helicopter and skilled medical team.

The exercise was evaluated by neutral umpires from aviation and other medical professionals who appreciated the conduct of exercise, the PCAA spokesman said.

The exercise was organized and conducted under command and control of Chief Operating Officer, Airport Manager Islamabad International Airport Syed Aftab Ali Shah Gilani and exercise coordinator and Fire Chief Aslam Rizvi.