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Phuket Airport air-sea rescue exercise re-creates actual disaster

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Phuket Airport air-sea rescue exercise re-creates actual disaster

By The Phuket News

 

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The exercise simulated a plane crashing into the sea off Phuket, as had happened in a fair-weather disaster in 1987. Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: Phuket International Airport this week conducted an air-sea rescue exercise as part of its annual emergency response training required under International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements.

 

The exercised, held at at Nai Yang Beach at Sirinat National Park on Wednesday (July 10), simulated a twin-engined ATR 72 aircraft arriving from Haad Yai with 30 passengers and crew on board crash landing into the sea about 1.8km from shore amid heavy rain and strong wind storm conditions.

 

Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana was present to preside over the exercise, named “Phuket International Airport Emergency Plan Exercise: PEMEX 2019”


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-airport-air-sea-rescue-exercise-re-creates-actual-disaster-72100.php#EOXtmlo5IPtMVWVF.99 

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2019-07-12

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