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Airport Simulation

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YAKIMA, Wash. -

Yakima, WA - On Saturday, the Yakima Air Terminal McAllister Field will be conducting a full scale exercise simulating a plane crash.

These types of trainings are done ever three years. They help grantee that airports are following federal aviation administration standards. 

The training will begin at 8 a.m. and will go until the afternoon.

In order to make this a realistic experience 70 volunteers will play as victims during the crash.

"It will allow first responders, Yakima Fire Department, police, and the local hospitals to prepare for any events or accidents that could happen in the Yakima community, or the Yakima airport specifically," said Robert Peterson airport director at the Yakima Air Terminal McAllister Field. 

The simulation will take place west of Creekside West Bar and Grill. A traffic advisory will be in place during these hours, which is when they will close Washington Avenue between 40th Avenue and 48th Avenue. 

If you are planing to fly out of the Yakima Air Terminal McAllister Field this Saturday there is no need to worry because all fights will continue as scheduled.