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Photos from Saturday’s DCA Plane Crash Drill

In case you missed the fake gore of Saturday morning’s elaborate plane crash drill at Reagan National Airport, photographer Tim Lundin took plenty of pictures to satisfy your curiosity. See his photo gallery on Facebook.

Also from Tim comes this description of the drill scenario:

A Bombardier Q400 inbound to land on Runway 4 at Reagan National experiences severe flight control problems for unknown reasons approximately 200 feet prior to the approach end of the runway. The aircraft impacts the water and breaks apart. Parts of the airplane strike three vehicles driving on Thomas Avenue, pushing them into the parking lot south of Runway 4 and creating a debris field. The fuselage bursts into flames as it skids onto the parking area southwest of the runway. Four victims are flung into the Potomac River with multiple victims located in the parking lot. Additional, two airport shuttle buses have collided in the parking lot.

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