Airport crash exercise

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Oxford Airport hosted a training exercise on Tuesday in which emergency services responded to a mocked-up major incident where a light aircraft collided with a stationary helicopter, pictured.

A total of 32 Oxfordshire and airport firefighters took part in the operation where the light aircraft ignited on the runway, threatening four seriously injured occupants. Medically-trained firefighters helped treat 16 passengers.

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