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May 3, 2013


Full-Scale Emergency Preparedness Exercise
at Dulles Airport on Saturday, May 4

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is conducting an emergency preparedness exercise at Washington Dulles International Airport on Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 12:00 p.m. A simulated aircraft accident will test the Airport’s emergency plan and provide hands-on training to airport and mutual aid emergency response personnel.

The exercise will take place on a closed runway and will not affect normal airport operations. It will include the following elements to simulate the realism of an actual emergency:

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the exercise elements may be seen or heard on Saturday morning from communities surrounding the airport – especially near route 606, Route 28 and the Dulles Access Highway. Due to site security concerns, the exercise is not open to the public.

Please remember, this is only an exercise.