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On 20th April 2016, the demonstration exercise named “Sova 2016” was held, with aim to test preparedness of all intervention services in the case of airport aircraft accident. The exercise was held in night conditions.

According to the scenario, the cause of aircraft accident was defect of hydraulic system of aircraft arriving to Split Airport.
“When the aircraft was crossing “Giser” navigation point, Air Traffic Control was reported about defect of hydraulic system of B737-700. The captain expressed doubt regarding possibility of lowering of landing gear and safe landing of aircraft. Air traffic controller announced total emergency alert and informed airport services about possible emergency situation. After that, all activities in accordance with Proscribed Emergency procedures were started.”


Besides Split Airport employees, the following entities participated in the exercise:

• Croatian Air Traffic Control – Split
• Airport Police Station – PAP Resnik
• State intervention unit of Civil Protection – Split
• INA Avioservice – Split
• National Protection and Rescue Directorate – Regional Office Split
• County 112 Centre
• Institute of Emergency Medicine – Kastela
• Transport Helicopters Squadron – Divulje
• Red Cross – Kastela
• Public Fire Brigade – Split
• Volunteer Fire Department – Kastela
• Volunteer Fire Department – Kastel Gomilica
• Volunteer Fire Department – Kastel Sucurac
• Volunteer Fire Department – Trogir
• Funeral Company Lovrinac – Split
• Protection and Rescue Headquarters – Kastela, Split, Trogir and Split-Dalmatia County.

Split Airport would like to thank all participants for successful and efficient reactions and coordination shown during the exercise.


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