Mass-casualty drill at Bradley International Airport

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn (WWLP) — Bradley International Airport is staging a mass-casualty drill Saturday morning.

22News is working for you with what the drill entails, and details on how it could help save lives in the future.

First responders have been mimicking a plane crash, which is arguably the most high stress situation that could happen on a plane. A Mass-casualty drill mocks various emergencies that can occur on a plane, ranging from crashes, to knowing how to help injured passengers.

The federal aviation administration requires emergency respondents across the country to participate in the drill every three years. Saturday morning, 25 different emergency response agencies are here at Bradley International Airport for the drill.

Aircraft rescue, firefighters, security and maintenance personnel, and local, state, and federal emergency services are responding to this mock plane crash, and they have to treat it as if a plane had actually just crashed.

If you’re taking a plane out of Bradley Saturday morning, it’s important to note light Lane, between firehouse Road and citation Lane, will be closed until 11:00 Saturday morning for the drill.

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