GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) There was a disaster at a local airport Friday morning. But don't worry, it was just a drill.
First responders from 20 different agencies participated, including the Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency, the Gulf Shores, Foley police and Orange Beach fire departments.
The scenario was an aircraft refueled at Jack Edwards Airport, but on departure an engine failed. Once on the runway, the plane also crashed into another aircraft.
"It tested out all the way from the calls in to 911 all the way through to going to the hospitals and on and on," said Gulf Shores Fire Chief Hartly Brokenshaw.
"Anybody asks me, do you want it to go smooth. You know, I want it to go how it's going to go. This way we can take care of the problems. If you get out there and make it a show and you're not doing it real life, making mistakes you can't correct your mistakes, " said Brokenshaw.
This is the first time in 20 years that training like that has been done at Jack Edwards Airport.