Mock crash and rescue exercise at Nausori Airport

Mock crash and rescue exercise at Nausori Airport

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 24/06/2022
[Image: Fiji Airports]

Nausori Airport held its full-scale aircraft emergency exercise – code named Crash Exercise 2022 earlier this week as Fiji Airports says it has no plans in lowering its guard when it comes to aircraft emergency preparedness.

The mock exercise allowed Fiji Airport’s staff, ground handling agents, airlines and government agencies to test the robustness of their emergency procedures.

This year’s exercise scenario simulated a crash landing on Nausori Airport’s Threshold Runway 10.

The scenario allows all stakeholders to test their coordination and processes in tackling an aircraft crash and rescue crisis.

Nausori Airport Manager, Vula Seru says the aim of the mock exercise was to test the level of preparedness of each agency during an aircraft accident.

Fiji Airport’s General Manager Air Traffic Management and Operations, Amit Singh says safety is always top priority for them and this aircraft crash exercise provided a valuable opportunity for the airport community to test its readiness in responding to contingencies at Nausori Airport.

Singh says with the completion of the exercises, they have crossed another milestone in preparing for an emergency at Nausori Airport.

Volunteers from Nadali, Naselai and Nausori villages role-played as passengers and families of affected passengers.

Fiji Airports conducts drills, exercises and training seminars regularly, covering a variety of operational disruptions and emergency scenarios, including severe weather, system failure, equipment malfunctions, public health incidents, security incidents among others.

Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
RKS and Tailevu North retains Tailevu Zone title
RKS won the boys division with 25 gold, 21 silver and 24 bronze. Tailevu North College took out the girls title with 33 gold, 17 silver and 9 bronze ...
3 days ago

Grammar wins Suva Zone 2 girls and boys title
Suva Grammar School have taken out the boys and girls division titles of the Coca-Cola Suva Zone 2 athletics meet. The Grammar boys finished with 28 gold, 24 silver and 15 bronze.
14 days ago

Words matter, especially from a Minister - DPP
Words matter, especially from a Minister, and these words were inappropriate according to the Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde while ...
15 days ago
The alternative of not borrowing during the last 2 years would have been catastrophic - AG
Government debt is forecast to reach $9.1 billion, equivalent to 88.4 percent of Gross Domestic Product compared to a total debt of $5.2 billion at th...
2 minutes ago
18 year old student found dead outside his girlfriend's home in Sigatoka
An 18 year old student has been found dead outside his girlfriend's home early this morning in Waiqali Settlement, Maro, Sigatoka. Police say it ...
3 hours ago

Parents say primary school students were forced to play in the dark
Some parents are raising serious concerns that their children were forced to play in the inter primary soccer at Ratu Cakobau Park in the dark last ...
4 hours ago

Fiji on it’s path to recovery with many sectors delivering improved results after the pandemic – RBF Governor
The feedback from the tourism industry reveals that hotel occupancy rates and revenue per available room are increasing rapidly, with some hotels ...
4 hours ago

Bainimarama calls for serious ocean action commitments
‘We are not prepared to watch our reefs die, our fish stocks leave, and our communities be lost to the rising seas’. This message was relayed ...
5 hours ago

FijiCare marks 30th anniversary with 2 international awards
FijiCare Insurance Limited has received the best Health Insurance Provider Fiji and the Best Digital Insurance Initiative Fiji by the International ...
9 hours ago