MANILA — A full-scale crash exercise was conducted successfully at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Thursday morning.
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said the crash exercise was done to meet security standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The ICAO Annex 14 provides for an aerodrome emergency plan established at an airport that will cover the coordination and implementation of actions to be taken in an emergency situation occurring within or in the vicinity of an airport.
The exercise featured a mock fallen aircraft adjacent to Runway 24. The plane was simulated to experience an engine malfunction minutes after taking-off from the secondary runway.
MIAA said that the crash simulation tested the responsiveness of the airport’s fire, medical, rescue, and security personnel.
At the same time, it also checked the efficiency of the communications system in place among emergency responders.
This drill came after the MIAA conducted tabletop exercises last month to prepare for a full-scale simulation this Thursday. PNA