RDU to Hold Emergency Preparedness Exercise on March 21

WHAT: Raleigh-Durham International Airport will hold an emergency preparedness exercise to test its response to a major aircraft accident. The exercise will not impact flight operations at RDU, but travelers may see emergency response vehicles at the airport.

The exercise, called SkyDrill 2015, consists of a coordinated response among RDU and emergency responders from Durham and Wake counties.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires that all certified airports conduct a full-scale emergency exercise at least once every three years. The airport also hosts annual tabletop exercises with local agencies.

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2015
9:00 a.m.

WHERE: East side of airport