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By David Pan 

Plane crash drill: Preparing for the worst at Paine Field

First-responders react to simulated airplane incident


Last updated 5/25/2022 at 11:23am

David Pan

Fire Department personnel from across Snohomish County responded to a plane crash drill at Paine Field. Here, firefighters access one of the doors of the Boeing 727 training aircraft used in the drill.

It's a scenario no one wants to think about.

A commercial airplane with 35 passengers and crew accelerates for takeoff from Paine Field. Without warning, a flock of birds flies into the airplane's left engine, causing the aircraft to veer sharply...

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