(BOISE, Idaho) -- The Boise Airport will be conducting a full scale emergency exercise simulating an aircraft crash on May 22.
The exercise will involve 19 agencies and is designed to test the preparedness of the airport to handle such a catastrophe. This year an additional major focus is being given to how accurate and fast communication channels are between first responders, airport officials, the media and the public.
The simulated crash will be an elaborate act, with faux smoking aircraft ruins and volunteers acting as injured victims and distraught family members.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires all Class 1 Airports to conduct such exercises every three years.
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