Saturday, April 25, 2009

LGB Has Full-Scale Triennial Exercise

Last night (Friday 4-24), LGB had it's full scale triennial excercise or in basic terms, full scale airport emergency drill. It involved an A320 that had just been boarded with passengers when there was a fuel leak while the fueler finished up which turned into an explosion of the right wing. Captain Stephen Toernblom (your author) was assisted by First Officer Cabel Parker (photo above) in helping the in flight crew get as many passengers off the aircraft. Both pilots were uninjured. There were a lot of emergency vehicles from difference cities. Overall the excercise went well and even the famous Chuck Norris made an appearence to watch the whole thing.

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