Emergency Preparedness Exercise scheduled near PIA

Apr 11, 2014

Anyone driving near the General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport Saturday morning may notice a number of emergency responders flooding the area.

The airport along with emergency response agencies are conducting a full scale disaster drill involving a simulated plane crash. The exercise begins at eight. The goal is to test whether the Airport and emergency responders can properly respond to an air disaster.

The exercise is mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration. The drill is expected to be completed by noon.