- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - Detroit Metropolitan Airport hosted a plane crash drill, allowing crews to put the airport’s emergency response procedures to the test.

Dozens of firefighters, emergency medical personnel and others converged on a site in Romulus Wednesday for the simulation.

Detroit Metro is required by federal regulations to hold such an exercise every three years. Wayne County Airport Authority official David DiMaria says the test allows Metro to demonstrate it is a “safe and secure airport.”

Wednesday’s scenario involved a medium-sized aircraft crash. Fire trucks and other emergency vehicles with their lights flashing arrived at the site, and crews tended to dummies situated on the ground.

The airport authority’s specially trained Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting team was joined by emergency personnel from area agencies that normally would respond to an aircraft crash.

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