HUNTSVILLE, AL- There was plenty of commotion at the Huntsville International Airport on Thursday. Not to worry, it was a drill.
The training exercise involved police, fire, HEMSI and other emergency response agencies, as well as airport public safety and staff and even the news media.
The full-scale disaster drill simulated a passenger plane clipping a U.S. military helicopter.
It included smoke and fire and emergency vehicles with sirens.
The event started at 9 a.m. and lasted until around 1 p.m.