Essex Live - Matt Lee

Several organisations will be in attendance at Stansted Airport as part of the drill

Local residents have been warned to expect a huge emergency presence at Stansted Airport on Tuesday (October 4) evening. Local response teams will be carrying out a training exercise to test their emergency response to an aircraft incident.

The drill will include airport organisations and employees as well as fire crews, police and ambulance service personnel from across the East of England, the British Red Cross and local authorities.

Stansted Airport advises residents and passengers not to be alarmed by the large-scale presence of emergency vehicles. The exercise will begin at 7.30pm in an area away from the main terminal and there will be no impact on inward and outward flights.

Adrian Battaini, Business Continuity & Risk Manager at London Stansted, said: "The Civil Aviation Authority requires us to conduct an emergency exercise every four years to test our response to an aircraft incident.

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