An October 2021 aerial view of the runway extension work at Columbia Regional Airport (file photo courtesy of COU manager Michael Parks and contractor Emery Sapp and Sons)

First responders to reenact simulated plane crash at Columbia Regional Airport today

An October 2021 aerial view of the runway extension work at Columbia Regional Airport (file photo courtesy of COU manager Michael Parks and contractor Emery Sapp and Sons)

Ashland-area residents and motorists driving near Columbia Regional Airport will notice a number of first responders at the airport Tuesday, for an emergency training exercise.

City officials say volunteers will reenact a simulated plane crash while emergency personnel practice their response.

Today’s exercise is from 4-7 pm, and will include Columbia Police and Fire, the Southern Boone and Boone County Fire Districts and Boone County office of emergency management.

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