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Sometimes a plane on fire is just a training exercise

Flaming plane at Logan Airport

Dr. Ed was on a plane getting ready to take off at Logan this morning when he looked out his window and saw a plane on fire.

Fortunately, it was just a training exercise for firefighters, involving a dummy plane.

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A plane on fire is not a training exercise, but people survive because there have been training exercises.

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They train on a plane to put out the flame!

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he used to bring me to emergency drills at logan once in a while. they recreated plane crashes and we pretended to be victims. he told me it was better if i acted a bit unruly because crash victims are usually in shock and act unpredictably. we usually split a 12 pack on the way. it was fun.

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I volunteered for a couple through my employer. In one bus crash situation I really played it up, screaming WHERE IS MY BABY! MY BABY! WHERE IS MY BABY! and trying to run back into the mess while my "injuries" were being triaged. The leaders gave that one high marks for realistic chaos.

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Big 7-4-7 set to go,
But I'm readin' UHub here,
In my jammies
Vapin' slow

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During Deval's tenure in 2013, Massport held the drill on the anniversary of 9/11 while memorial services were going on inside Logan. I'm glad they waited a week this time.

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n/t

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Are you under the impression that the governor schedules airport training exercises? Your warped view of the world never ceases to amaze me.

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Plus 2013 was not a great year for security things anyway

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From the article Fish references, the following was specifically reported:

"Gov. Deval Patrick told the State House News Service holding the drill on the anniversary of September 11 was "Just dumb. It's just dumb. I mean the timing could not be worse," Patrick told reporters.

Fish, like other Trumpists, takes an incident, and despite the facts painting an entirely different picture, attributes it Deval knowing full well that what he was saying was untruthful. What a pant load.

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My old office on State Street had a pretty good view of Logan. I definitely had a WTF moment the first time I saw the smoke and flames from one of these exercises. Next time I flew in I got a great view of the blackened fuselage. I saw the exercise run a few more times during my tenure there. They got the flames knocked down very quickly. I also saw a surprising number of wave-offs. A pity for the folks on that Lufthansa going back to the end of the landing queue after an 8h flight from Munich.

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Or are these training exercises being conducted more frequently now than they were before?

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Definitely seems that way. I can see them from my desk at work and it seemed like there was one every single day a couple weeks ago.

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Probably need to limit the number of trainees in each group to ensure that everyone gets hands-on experience.

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