A Full Scale Emergency Drill was performed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Sunday with an objective to prepare to prevent any possible accident in the TIA.
During the drilling organized by the TIA, and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), a scene was created with a grounded aircraft in fire and full scale emergency drill was performed to rescue the passengers and douse the fire on it.
The emergency drill was performed to rescue the passengers and plane immersed in smoke as result of a fire in landing position.
Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Bhim Acharya, observed the drill. General Manager of the TIA, Rishiraj Sharma, said the drill was performed with a view to prevent damage to life and property in the plane in landing position.
He said, "The Full Scale Emergency Drill was performed to make the TIA mechanism up to date with an emergency plan, working procedure, and necessary equipments."
Staffs of various airlines company, army and police personnel, fire brigade staff, health workers and others took part in the drill.
As per the requirement of the International Civil Aviation Organization, such drill has to be held every year including a mid-scale and full-scale alternatively.
Last year, a mid-scale drill was conducted. Similar full-scale drills were held at the TIA in 2063, 2065, 2067 and 2069 B.S.