Doncaster Robin Hood Airport stages ‘disaster’ as training exercise

Robin Hood Airport
Robin Hood Airport

An emergency exercise is being staged at Robin Hood Airport to test its emergency plans.

The exercise, running from 3.15pm until 6.30pm this afternoon (Thursday March 7) is a CAA regulatory requirement that enables the airport to test its emergency plan.

Airport staff are working with staff from the local emergency services, Doncaster Council and a number of volunteers who will also be participating in the exercise which is simulating an aircraft incident.

The Airport’s post-disaster management procedures is being tested to assess how family, friends and any injured passengers would be dealt with in the event of a real emergency.

The airport is operating normally throughout the exercise and no passengers or airlines using the airport should be affected by the training taking place.