Mock disaster drill at Evansville Regional Airport

Mock disaster drill at Evansville Regional Airport

VANDERBURGH CO., IN (WFIE) - First responders had the opportunity to 'practice' for a disaster Tuesday at Evansville Regional Airport.

The simulated plane crash drill takes place at the airport once every three years.

Around 50 nursing students from the University of Southern Indiana acted as victims.

Local first responders like the Evansville Fire Department, Central Dispatch, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office and the American Red Cross were on hand for the practice drill.

One of the organizers of the drill says it helps them identify any problems just in case they ever have to deal with a real plane crash.

"You can talk through things but until you physically do stuff, it's that time it's where you see if there are kinks or not kinks, or what works best, or maybe one thing worked well one year but didn't work as well the previous year," said Nate Hahn, Director of Operations and Management, Evansville Regional Airport.

Those who took part in Tuesday's drill will now go back and look at response times and see what they can do to improve.

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