St. Louis airport to hold emergency drill

Saturday, September 13, 2008 | 4:04 p.m. CDT; updated 2:21 a.m. CDT, Sunday, September 14, 2008

ST. LOUIS - Lambert Airport in St. Louis said it will shut down a runway to hold an emergency drill exercise.

The runway and the Lindbergh Tunnel that runs beneath it will be shut down beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday into the afternoon.

The drill will involve pretend crash sites of a regional jet, a military jet and a multi-vehicle crash in the tunnel. It gives emergency responders a chance to train for actual emergencies.

Lambert says such drills are required every 3 years by the Federal Aviation Administration.



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