First emergency brigades took three minutes to arrive, met all international standards
An emergency siren rang at the Boryspil International Airport yesterday. Everyone arriving or landing could see a burning plane and a rescue operation taking place on the takeoff strip.
The most extreme situations were exercised at the airport ranging from landing without an airplane undercarriage to an actual plane crash. These are the largest-scale drills ever happening here.
First emergency brigades took up to 3 minutes to arrive. This is an international norm for airports bearing their international status.
One of the extreme situations practiced was a catastrophe of a military plane AN-26. The legend says due to engines failure, it cannot reach the runway. Pieces of the plane are scattered around several kilometers.
Military aviation took to the air to monitor the site. In case of faulty tires under the carriage, rescuers create a foam line. It's a hard task to land a plane on it but Ukrainian professionals mastered it.
Over 200 workers are involved in the training. Almost all departments of technical support, medical and military services were engaged. That's why, consistency of all actions is essential, especially when dozens of lives are at risk.