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      Airport Disaster Drill Practices Response to 747 Plane Crash

      Burning buses, scattered bodies and lots of smoke were pictures of a tragedy that Ben Gurion airport hopes never will happen.
      By Yoni Kempinski and Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
      First Publish: 11/1/2010, 6:00 PM / Last Update: 11/1/2010, 6:32 PM

      A simulated plane crash, burning buses, scattered bodies and lots of smoke were part of a disaster drill Monday to prepare for a tragedy that Ben Gurion airport hopes never will happen.

      Monday’s exercise at the international airport included security and rescue units. The crash of a passenger jet was simulated by burning tires, creating intense flames and dense smoke as 1.500 firemen rescue workers and emergency teams worked to put out the fire, treat the would-be victims and maintain order.