Coast Guard hosts multi-agency aircraft mishap exercise in South Jersey

5th Coast Guard District NewsATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City personnel hosted a multi-agency aircraft mishap exercise Tuesday to test the effectiveness of each participating organization’s mishap procedures.

Participating organizations included the Coast Guard, the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Atlantic City International Airport.

The mishap scenario included the rescue of a person from the water, a simulated aircraft collision, air crew egress, on-scene emergency response and walk-through inspections of each participating aircraft.

“Today’s exercise was a great opportunity to test our response procedures in the event of an aircraft mishap,” said Capt. Peter Mingo, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. “In spite of the cold weather, we had great success in carrying out our objectives and strengthening our interagency partnerships.”

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An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., hoists Maj. Jared Mandella, a pilot at the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing, during a mishap exercise at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Air Station Atlantic City personnel hosted the multi-agency exercise to test the effectiveness of aircraft mishap procedures and to strengthen relationships with partner agencies, which included the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Atlantic City International Airport. U.S. Coast Guard video.

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