Safety Drill Planned For Tuesday At Yeager Airport

Safety Drill Planned For Tuesday At Yeager Airport

It is only a drill.

Officials with Yeager Airport, Kanawha County, the City of Charleston and the West Virginia Air National Guard will be part of a required safety drill at Yeager Airport on Tuesday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires such a drill, a run through on the emergency plan in place at the airport, every three years.

“This exercise is designed to help prepare the airport and first responders in the event of an actual emergency and is a part of our on-going commitment to provide the safest possible environment for the traveling public,” Yeager Airport Manager Rick Atkinson said in a statement.

Local police officers and firefighters along with those with the Transportation Security Administration, the American Red Cross, Charleston Area Medical Center, Thomas Memorial Hospital, the FBI and Metro 911 will also be involved.

It starts at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

As part of the drill, Airport Road will be closed at Greenbrier Street for about 30 minutes. If you’re flying out around 11 a.m. Tuesday, you need to get to Yeager Airport well before 10 a.m.


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