COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Airport Commission will conduct a triennial crash exercise on Tuesday, May 5.
The commission is required by federal regulation to stage the crash of a commercial aircraft with passengers to test the response as well as the command and control functions both of the Airport and its mutual aid organizations.
The exercise is conducted every three years to test the Airport's Emergency Plan.
Kickoff for the exercise is Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and will run until completed on the Columbus Airport property. Additional participants include Columbus Police, Fire, EMS, Marshall's office and the Red Cross, to name a few.
The Columbus Airport plays a vital role in supporting the region with 622 jobs with an impact of $70.1 million in economic output for the local and regional economies.
The airport is a public use airport in Columbus Georgia located at 3250 W. Britt David Road servicing the community with commercial airline and general aviation service.