Contact: Columbia Public Works
(573) 874-7250 M-F 8-5
As required by the Federal Aviations Administration, FAR Part 139.325, the Columbia Regional Airport will conduct a tri-annual full scale drill on Monday, September 9 at 5:00 PM to test the Airport Emergency Plan.
The drill will simulate the emergency landing and post landing break up of a 50 passenger regional jet (similar to those which fly in and out of COU) and ensuing fire.
The drill will take place on runway 13, the cross wind runway and will not affect normal operations at the airport. Those traveling to and from the airport to pick up arriving passengers or to board a flight should not be affected by the drill.
Participating agencies in the drill include:
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Civil Air Patrol
Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP)
Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)
Airport Public Safety
Boone County Fire Protection District
Boone County Sheriff's Department
Boone Hospital Center
Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services
Colulmbia Fire Department
Columbia Police Department
Columbia/Boone County Office of Emergency Management
Columbia/Boone County Public Safety Joint Communications Center
Missouri Fire Rescue Training Institute
Southern Boone County Fire Protection District
University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics
American Red Cross
Media Note: Ample oppertunities for interviews, video and still photography, and simulation of a Joint Information Center (JIC) will occur. Media is encouraged to park in the designated parking areas which will be marked. Media is requested not to park on the shoulder of Airport Drive and attempt to walk into the fenced area. Only media with credintialed escorts are allowed on the airport operations side of the fence for security reasons.