By Charlotte Tuggle
Airport operations students took training into their own hands recently by designing and executing a disaster drill at the Auburn University Regional Airport.
The disaster situation included two planes about to collide on the same runway after a communication lapse, when one aircraft braked too fast and started to tailspin. The aircraft crashed on the side of a runway and caught fire. To simulate the situation, an old shell of a helicopter was set on fire under strict safety guidelines and supervision from the Fort Benning Fire Department.
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