'Tragedy' at the airport
A look at KLIA's recent full-scale emergency exercise, held as part of efforts to boost the airport's readiness to manage crisis situations. This year's exercise involved more than 770 personnel from 33 government and private agencies.
Photographs by Ahmad Sadiq Mohamad Sani
Airport Fire and Rescue Department trucks stand by at the scene of a fictitious plane crash at a yard in klia2, where this year's emergency drill exercise dubbed 'Perisai Panthera' was held.
Volunteers walk past billows of white smoke at the airport yard where a bus is used to represent a crashed plane.
Airport Fire and Rescue Dragon X6 HRET trucks arrive at the scene of a fire.
Fire and rescue personnel carry a volunteer pretending to be an injured passenger from the site of the mock plane crash.
Another volunteer is evacuated on a stretcher from the fictitious plane crash.
Uninjured passengers are brought to the search and rescue centre at the airport compound.
There, they are tended to by airport officers who take down their details and see to their other needs.
At the rescue bay, meanwhile, medical officers from the health ministry tend to volunteers pretending to be seriously injured passengers.
Some are lifted onto beds for a more detailed evaluation.
A volunteer with a fictitious arm injury looks on as medical officers bustle about.
Medical officers attend to a volunteer presenting with more critical injuries, inserting an oxygen tube to help him breathe.
Another volunteer lies on a bed, complete with make-up and bandages.
Rescue officers transport a critically injured volunteer to be sent to the hospital as part of the drill.
Another critically injured passenger is loaded into an ambulance to be taken to hospital as well.
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