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Large-scale emergency drill at Brussels Airport
At the airport Brussels Airport is 14 hours, the biennial large emergency drill started. This is a collision between an aircraft and a passagiersbus simulated, where both the dead, the wounded cases. In addition, leaking, according to the scenario, a potentially dangerous product off the plane. "We are required every two years of such an exercise is to organize", says Nathalie Piérard of Brussels Airport Company. "This time, more than 500 people to the exercise part, among whom a hundred or so extras."

According to the scenario is a bus with 35 passengers was on the way to their plane, on the tarmac, and crash against a Boeing 737 of the, non-existent, society KetAir, with 81 passengers and 4 crew members on board. By the collision, the bus tilted, there is a fire on board the plane and are both in the plane and in the bus dead and wounded cases.

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"In the plane are 5 deaths, in the bus 12", says Koen Hillewaert, Head of Contingency & Team of Brussels Airport Company. "That role is played by dolls. In addition, there are 57 volunteers from the Red Cross that the injured play and 45 extras that the ongedeerde passengers play. The non-wounded have to be evacuated, the fire must be extinguished and the wounded must first be transferred to a 'pre-triage'-tent, then to a Forward Medical Post, in the fire station, and finally, so to speak, to the hospitals.” the

Meanwhile, the Civil Protection on-the-spot because there are a potentially hazardous product leaks and finally the identification of the deceased victims and the investigation into the accident begin. The exercise takes place under the supervision of the governor of Flemish Brabant, and about 500 people from the fire brigade, the federal police, the public prosecutor, the Civil Protection, defence, medical emergency services and the Red Cross are taking part.

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