Ohio Airport Conducts Emergency Exercise

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A central Ohio airport plans a mandatory emergency preparedness exercise that will bring together dozens of police officers, doctors and rescue workers.

The exercise planned Thursday at Rickenbacker International Airport outside of Columbus is required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Its regulations call for such events every three years.

The training overseen by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority includes representatives from the Columbus fire department, local hospitals, emergency medic agencies, adjoining cities and the Transportation Security Administration.

The agencies will respond to a scenario in which a plane from Mexico City is forced to make an emergency landing.

The airport authority says regular airport operations won't be affected but some radio traffic may sound like a real emergency.