Emergency Exercise at Suvaranbhumi Airport
On the morning of 8th September 2010, airport officals at Suvarnabhumi Airport took part in a Full Scale Emergency Exercise (SEMEX-10). These are done once every two year with a partial exercise done annually. Watching the emergency exercise today was Mr. Chana Nopsuwan, the Deputy Governor of Samut Prakan.
The mock-up situation practiced today involved an Airbus A300-600 plane carrying 89 passengers and crew arriving from Asealon, Mardovia. The plane attempted to land during heavy rain and strong wind, which caused the plane to slide off the runway. It subsequently burst into flames. Emergency evacuation procedures were then put into place to control the situation. According to international regulations, the emergency team have to reach the airplane within three minutes of an incident happening.