Practicing for peril at Pittsburgh Int’l Airport

If you’re traveling to or through Pittsburgh International Airport on Wednesday, August 26, don’t be too alarmed if you see what looks like an emergency out on the tarmac.

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It won’t be a real emergency, but a test of the airport’s emergency plan.

Every three years, the FAA requires the airport to do a full scale training exercise  and to make it as real as can be they use real aircraft, volunteer casualties, and simulated smoke.

Scary, but good to know.

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