Airplane in Nigeria crashes during mock rescue exercise
Saturday, March 13, 2010
The plane was supposed to be taking part in a mock rescue exercise, and was carrying 30 members from the National Emergency Management Agency and other emergency workers, when it slid off the runway and into some bushes after landing at Port Harcourt International Airport.
The rescue workers on the ground, intended to participate in the emergency drill, instead had to deal with a real emergency; however, only a few people on board the aircraft sustained minor wounds.
A spokeswoman for the police, Rita Inoma-Abbey, commented today that "[n]o life was lost, but the aircraft was severely damaged."
- "Nigerian plane crashes during rescue exercise" — , March 13, 2010
- Reuters. "Nigeria Plane Crashes During Mock Rescue Exercise" — , March 13, 2010