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.
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.
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 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.