First responders rush to simulation plane crash

Sde Dove Wing Commander Col. Leehu Hacohen says exercise readies emergency workers for a major crash at TA airport.

Last Monday, the IDF simulated a plane crash on the runway of the Sde Dov air force base.

The exercise did not include an actual plane crash. Instead, emergency responders were told to react to an actual burning car and a plane that they pretended was on fire.

The wing commander said that the key to the exercise is the simultaneous extinguishing of the fire and the rescuing of the wounded.