Arlington, VA

Don’t be alarmed if all hell breaks loose on the Potomac Saturday morning.

The Airports Authority will be conducting a simulated plane crash exercise, featuring numerous boats and helicopters, river rescues of live “victims,” and some pyrotechnics to boot.

The exercise will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., primarily on the southern end of the airport.

“There will be numerous emergency vehicles operating in the area of the George Washington Parkway near Reagan National Airport, smoke and fire may be visible from the south area of the Airport, and river rescue boats and helicopters will be operating on the Potomac River near the south end of the Airport—all part of the exercise,” the Airports Authority advises in a press release.

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