Mayday play trains crews for the worst

Blood and victims not real; local youth help mock crash

Posted: August 19, 2012 at 4:34 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO MARC F. HENNING Firefighters carry Ana Beth La Tour, 13, of Fayetteville to a triage area Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, during the Tri-Annual XNA Full-Scale Exercise at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill. The multi-agency training exercise simulated an MD-80 passenger airliner crash and included around 50 volunteers from Benton County 4-H and the Civil Air Patrol who played the role of victims.

About 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, dozens of men, women and youths joined in a high-stakes game of pretend.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 13 on 08/19/2012