First responders conduct plane crash simulation

WICHITA, Kan (KWCH) First responders at Eisenhower National Airport will test their skills today by participating in a plane crash simulation.

All hands on deck will be needed as responders will have to work together to put the 'fire' out and tend to the 'injured'.

90 students from Bishop Carroll Catholic School and Goddard high school will act as patients.

EMS will need to figure out the extent of the person's injuries and how to treat them.

Deputy Chief of Airport Fire and Police Jason Jones say this drill will involve crews from various outside agencies and departments.

This kind of disaster exercise is done once every three years and requires coordination from everyone involved.

"Anything that could go on is going to go on in this emergency. We're going to have a multitude of different types of things happening, whether it's going to be the fire response or the response to the victims and even just how our own airport reacts to an aviation incident. Anywhere from the custodians to the top administrative officials, will have a role in this exercise," says Jones.

If you're flying in or out of Eisenhower National Airport today, be aware that this training will be taking place from 9:00 a.m until noon.

The plane fire will be in a secluded field but you could still see the training if you're near the area.