Airports prepared for emergency landings

Posted at 6:30 PM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 19:30:18-05

GREEN BAY, Wis.- An emergency landing at Green Bay's Austin Straubel International Airport has emergency crews on high alert.

"We're anticipating that we're going to have some issues," said Brown County director of public safety communications, Cullen Peltier.

A call for a plane malfunctioning Friday morning had Peltier sending all emergency crews to the airport.
"If the plane crashes we have to make sure we have everybody there and ready to respond as soon as possible," said Peltier.
That's just one of many scenarios the Brown County Dispatch Center along with the airport and first responders train for.
"We have a pretty solid response to anything that could occur out there," said Peltier.
At the Appleton International Airport they say they don't see emergency landings often, but they're ready for them.
"We have calling agreements in place with multiple mutual aid agencies," said Appleton International Airport director, Abe Weber.
An alert is sent to airport employees and public safety staff's phones when an emergency landing takes place.
"There are varying degrees of response built in to our calling agreements," said Weber.
Both the Appleton and Green Bay airports say they do full scale emergency drills every 3 years and update their emergency plan on a regular basis.