GNV airport to run emergency drill Tuesday morning  

Gainesville Regional Airport sign
Gainesville Regional Airport. (Photo by Seth Johnson)

The Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) will hold a full-scale emergency drill on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon, complete with simulated victims, a staged accident scene and emergency personnel.  

The practice exercise is required once every three years by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for all passenger airports. GNV officials said all incoming and outgoing flights will operate as normal.  

In a press release, the airport said residents in the area should remain calm and expect to see fire trucks, ambulances and police vehicles.  

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The exercise will involve more than a dozen local and national organizations including the FBI, UF Health, Delta and American Airlines and the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operation Response System. Sante Fe College students will pretend to be victims with fake injuries.  

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