Navy holds aircraft mishap exercise


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Naval Air Station Oceana staged a disaster drill Thursday morning in Virginia Beach.

The Navy held an aircraft mishap exercise onboard Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. Camp Pendleton, City of Virginia Beach, Navy, Virginia, Virginia National Guard, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and Sentara Princess Anne Hospital crews all participated.

Photos: Aircraft mishap exercise

A helicopter accident was staged so crews could pretend to treat scores of injured people. Teams hoped to enhance coordination between all the first responders in case something does happen in the future.

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