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July 15, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Don’t worry if you see fire trucks on Sea-Tac runway

A Sea-Tac Airport emergency drill held in 2008 brought many emergency vehicles to a runway. (Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times, 2008)

A Sea-Tac Airport emergency drill held in 2008 brought many emergency vehicles to a runway. (Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times,)

Sea-Tac Airport is holding aircraft fire drills this week on the center runway that’s closed for construction. So don’t worry if you are at the airport, or aboard a plane, and see Port of Seattle emergency vehicles buzzing about and fire trucks spraying a (mock) aircraft. It’s training only and will not affect flight schedules or airport operations.

The drills will be held twice a day, July 16 through July 19,  as part of regular emergency response training.  And, yes, the Sea-Tac Airport drills were scheduled before the recent crash landing  of the Asiana Airlines plane in San Francisco.

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