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21 January, 2019
 
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Plane crash drill in Larnaca

Agencies and special units prep for the worst in crash landing exercise

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A mock plane crash drill is taking place at Larnaca Airport International on Tuesday morning, with police telling the public there is no cause for panic.

According to a police announcement, a mock plane crash drill will take place between 8am and 10am at Larnaca airport, in order for authorities to meet a requirement set by Civil Aviation Organization.

The subject line about the drill was listed as 'plane crash on the runway during landing'

A number of units and agencies will take part in the exercise, including firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement officers, control tower, and special security teams, along with migration officials and staff from airline companies.

The subject of the drill was listed as “plane crash on the runway during landing” but it was not immediately clear whether live actors or dummies would take part by playing the role of victims.

However, the statement said the runway will remain closed during the drill, with no flights being allowed to take off or land.

The drill is no reason for panic, law enforcement officials said in their statement.

“We inform the public that there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to be alarmed,” police said.

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