In a simulated disaster scenario, the pilot of a flight from Los Angeles radios the control tower for help 3 hours before it’s set to arrive in Honolulu. The airliner crashes, goes up in flames and bodies are strewn all over the tarmac.
This was the scene on October 5, 2011 when the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, hosted The Airport Triennial Disaster Exercise which is a full-scale demonstration of the airport’s emergency plan as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). They simulated a disaster involving a commercial airliner at the Honolulu International Airport.
Asia Pacific Airlines provided an aircraft to support the exercise upon the request of Mr. Lloyd Dela Pena, the Airport Operations Duty Manager and Event Chairman. APA sent aircraft N86425 to be positioned at hardstand 93 and used as a static display.
The aircraft disaster training exercise was executed successfully and the event chairman thanked Asia Pacific Airlines for its support.