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Spokane Airport stages mock crash to test emergency response

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Airport emergency crews responded to the crash as though it was real. Airport emergency crews responded to the crash as though it was real.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Thursday morning, emergency crews practiced their skills in a fake airplane crash at Spokane International Airport.

The exercise, staged near the Postal Service Processing Center, involved more than 40 volunteers pretending to be crash victims.

Airport emergency crews responded to the crash as though it was real.

The purpose was to practice the airport's emergency response protocols and how they'll work with outside agencies, like the Spokane Fire Department.

The crash training is required once every three years by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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