Sac International Airport Ready For SFO-Style Emergency

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It’s something they hope they never have to do, but if a worst-case plane emergency were to happen at Sacramento International Airport, emergency crews there say they will be ready.

“We train for this all the time, we have real life scenario drills once a year, and every third year we bring in all our resources and even have passengers involved,” said ¬†Fire Chief Jeff Metzinger with Sacramento County Airports System.

Sac International took in 16 planes diverted from SFO on Saturday after the crash landing there, the team says it was able to handle the extra load, as it’s something they see often.

Today the fire crew at the airport showed off its water cannon to FOX40 cameras, ones similar to what people saw in the first images after the Asiana Airlines plane crashed at SFO.

“Some of these planes are massive, our equipment can reach anywhere on the plane,” said Metzinger.

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