Emergency services called to 'plane crash' in Docklands

Two hundred and twenty emergency services personnel have been called to a simulated plane crash in London.

Emergency crews tackle simulated plane crash

simulated plane crash
Hundreds of tonnes of rubble were used for the simulated exercise. Credit: ITV News

Emergency crews are tackling a simulated plane crash in London's Docklands, in one of their biggest exercises ever. A real fuselage from a Boeing 737 aircraft has been partially covered using 400 tonnes of rubble, for the three day training drill.

crews tend to 'casulaties'
Crews tend to 'casualties' on the training excercise. Credit: ITV News
Emergency crews on the training excercise
Crews carrying out a rescue operation from the fuselage of a real plane. Credit: ITV News

Emergency services report on largest exercise

London Fire Brigade has warned residents near the Docklands not to be alarmed by the number of response teams in the area, as part of it's largest ever training exercise. Two hundred and twenty emergency services teams are there to test the response to an air crash.

The scene has been simulated with a real Boeing 737 aircraft, buried in tonnes of rubble. One hundred actors are playing the part of casualties.

Lfblogo_normal

The fuselage from a Boeing 737 plane that's involved in our #emergencyexercise. This is not real, just training #E16 http://t.co/hAIGMjCqJ6

Bmjkosycaaet7lr
Lfblogo_normal

Don't be alarmed this is the scene from our #emergencyexercise going on in East #London. Once again this isn't real. http://t.co/6U8TD59yTg

Bmjly5jcuaeykyj

Advertisement

More than 100 'casualties' enact plane disaster

More than 100 actors represent casualties in the test exercise
More than 100 actors represent casualties in the test exercise Credit: ITV News

Emergency crews are carrying out one of their biggest ever exercises - by tackling a simulated plane crash at a Docklands site in London. More than 100 actors have been drafted in as 'casualties', along with a real Boeing 838 aircraft, to test the emergency response to a real air disaster.

Emergency services descend on 'plane crash' site

The 'crash site' has been recreated with real smoke and fire
The 'crash site' has been recreated with real smoke and fire Credit: ITV News

Emergency services have been called to a 'plane crash' in London as part of a large-scale test exercise. Two hundred and twenty firefighters and police descended on the Docklands area, after a scene was recreated, based on the scenario that a plane has crashed into a building and blown up.

The team have spent four weeks building the crash site, which includes a real fuselage from a Boeing 737 plane, installed in a derelict mill along with 300 tonnes of rubble.