Students earn school credit during mock emergency drill at Miami International Airport
Updated On: Feb 27 2014 07:43:35 PM EST
Smoke was spewing from a Boeing 727 after it caught fire during an emergency landing Thursday at Miami International Airport.
There were 120 passengers and seven crew members trapped, injured or running to safety.
But the victims were actually students earning credit for school.
Required by the Federal Aviation Administration, this mock drill prepares emergency responders for a real-life disaster on the runway.
"It's an opportunity for our first responders, not only on the airport but off the airport itself, to come together to exercise their skills in what should be a catastrophic event," Miami-Dade Aviation Department Director Emilio Gonzalez told Local 10.
John Goodman takes stand, says he wasn't intoxicated
Giuliani on Crist: Never met politician 'I disrespect more'
South Miami passes resolution in favor of slipping state of Florida
$65 million mansion most expensive home on the market in Miami-Dade County
Jockey Zarella Ore sues Calder Race Course after suffering serious injuries from fall