Aircraft emergency exercise near Little Creek

Aircraft emergency exercise near Little Creek

Credit: U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria Rachel D. Melchor

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story fire fighters combat the fire from a simulated plane crash trainer during and exercise held on base.

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Posted on August 17, 2011 at 6:37 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 17 at 6:50 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH - If you saw smoke around Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on Tuesday morning, it was nothing to worry about.

The Navy ran an aircraft emergency exercise near Pier 1 and the Port Operations tower.

The 9:00 a.m. to noon operation simulated the crash of a small jet aircraft with 12 people onboard. The aircraft, in this exercise, had mechanical problems on approach to Norfolk International Airport.

The exercise tested the response of base personnel in emergencies that would involve casualties and a fuel spill.

It's also showed how well Navy personnel work with federal, state and local responders.

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