- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Officials at Asheville Regional Airport have scheduled an emergency training exercise and are warning commuters of emergency vehicles in the area.

The exercise Thursday is designed to simulate an aircraft incident with injured passengers and crew and will initiate at the airport. Staff will walk through their emergency response, which will include working with area emergency organizations.

Area hospitals will also be involved in the exercise. The airport also says there will be a controlled fire that will be used in the training.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires the airport to exercise its emergency plan at least once every three years. This exercise meets that requirement and allows the airport to work with area hospitals to meet their individual requirements.

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