BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Blood, guts and limbs were strewn across the runway at Bakersfield's Meadows Field Airport on Wednesday after a commercial airplane crashed.
That was the training scenario. No one was hurt, and the plane didn’t really crash.
The gruesome scene was part of a large emergency response exercise.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires all commercial airports to conduct disaster drills every few years. The aim is to identify weaknesses and limitations in disaster response before the real thing hits.
Anchored by the Kern County Airports Department, 14 county, state, federal and private agencies participated in the drill. All agencies responded as if the crash were real. Actors playing victims were triaged, treated, and transported from the simulated crash site.