28 June 2018

ABOUT 20 actors will take on the roles of passengers suffering life-threatening injuries following a simulated passenger plane crash at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport this Thursday (June 28, 2018).

Severe head and abdominal wounds, smoke inhalation and skin abrasions will be just some of the ‘injuries’ emergency services will practise responding to when they are called to the simulated plane crash.

The emergency exercise – mandated by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority - is designed to examine and practise established emergency airport procedures.

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport general manager Ms Sara Hales says it is vital the airport continues to test and evaluate processes and capabilities in relation to emergency situations such as plane crashes.

“Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport conducts regular exercises with emergency services including both practical and theoretical incidents in order to ensure that the airport and emergency services are able to respond seamlessly in a real emergency situation.  

“The safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority,” says Ms Hales.

Queensland Police Service, Queensland Ambulance Service, Queensland Health, Airport Fire and Rescue Services Pty Ltd, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Airnorth and Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport Ground Handling, Wagner Corporation and Wagner Holding Co Ltd will be involved in the emergency field exercise, the third to be conducted since the airport opened.

For further information contact:

Karen McKinley

Media and Communications Manager

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport

Tel: 0416121777