There will be lights, sirens and a lot of activity at Eppley Airfield in Omaha Saturday morning. However, Omaha Airport Authority Chief of Police Tim Conahan says there is no cause for alarm. The Omaha Airport Authority is holding its triennial full-scale disaster training exercise from approximately 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chief Conahan says, “We will stage a crash site on the south end of the airport. We will have response agencies. Fire will respond. Police will respond. Roads will be blocked off and they will be numerous victims.”
The “victims are really about 100 volunteers. Chief Conahan says 33 participating community response organizations will also be taking part.
A portion of Lindbergh Plaza on the south end of the airport will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. through 2 pm. during the exercise. A portion of Lindbergh Plaza on the north end will remain open for access to the east side of the airport.