Emergency preparedness exercise sees ‘crash landing’ at Marudi airport

A 'survivor' is rushed to an ambulance.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Dec 12: One can never predict when disaster will strike and for public services, the risk of being unprepared must be minimised as much as possible. With this in mind, an emergency preparedness exercise involving some 50 volunteers was carried out at Marudi airport today.

The main objective of the exercise was to keep improving emergency response plans and capabilities of the rescue teams.



‘Injured’ passengers being ‘treated’.
A group photo of the exercise volunteers.

The exercise involved a simulation where three people were ‘killed’ when a Twin Otter DHC 6 plane, carrying nine passengers and two crew members, ‘crashed landed’ as it came in to land at Marudi Airport.

The exercise also saw the involvement of 11 firefighters from Marudi fire station and personnel from other government agencies in the ‘rescue’ operation, including medical staff, the police, Malaysia Airport Berhad (MAB), Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and Airport Fire and Rescue Service (AFRS). — DayakDaily