Photo Gallery: Airport Disaster Drill

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Airport Disaster Drill 2024
Photo by David Creed

Nantucket Memorial Airport, along with the Nantucket Fire Department, the Nantucket Police Department, and Nantucket Cottage Hospital, conducted a so-called "Triennial Full-Scale Emergency Exercise" on Wednesday.

The multi-agency drill simulates a live aircraft accident and tests the response of emergency personnel at both the airport and the hospital. This drill is a requirement of the FAA and is conducted every three years.

Nantucket High School students participated as actors playing victims of the crash with makeup to simulate injuries.

"The objective of the exercise is to give the airport, mutual aid partners, and emergency responders the opportunity to safely train for real aircraft emergencies in a controlled environment," the airport stated in its announcement.

Below are some photos taken by David Creed during the drill.

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