Clinton National Airport conducts disaster exercise


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Clinton National Airport conducted a full-scale disaster exercise on Tuesday morning.

It involved about a dozen other agencies that included the Little Rock Fire Department, Little Rock Police Department, Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS), and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

The drill, held on the east runway, began shortly before 9 a.m. and wrapped up about an hour and a half later.

The mock exercise of an aircraft accident is required by the FAA to be held every three years.

Airlines that serve the airport were also involved, along with Transportation Security Administration personnel.

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