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July 10, 2014 at 6:44 PM

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Mock airplane crash at Sea-Tac


ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Michael Scheinine, of Lynnwood, takes a selfie before a mock crash begins at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on July 10, 2014. Scheinine was one of about 300 volunteers who took part in the emergency-response drill on the third runway at the airport. First responders evaluated and triaged the "victims."

ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Genessa Faye, of Seattle, yells for help at a mock airplane crash at Sea-Tac. Faye, who is a triple amputee, works at Lowe's Hardware. Later, helicopters arrived at the third runway and practiced evacuating patients.

ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

A first responder with the Port of Seattle Fire Department helps a "victim" at a mock airplane crash at Sea-Tac. The event is held every three years and is a requirement by the government so that responders will be prepared in case there ever is a plane crash at the airport.

ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

First responders huddle over "victims" at a mock airplane crash at Sea-Tac. Many of the volunteers said they were there to give responders an opportunity to train and practice a rescue.

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