It sure looks like the Hudson River ditching and subsequent rescue of all passengers and crew that captivated Americans a few years ago. But the belching smokestacks and polluted sky should be a giveaway — this is an emergency response exercise in Shanghai, China. The plane is a mock-up purpose-built for the exercise
Over 150 volunteers, first responders and “victim” role-players, took part. The exercise tested how Chinese air, sea, and first-response agencies worked together. While the Chinese usually play these things close to the vest, in the USA such exercises have exposed and led to the elimination of a lot of bureaucratic fault lines.
No idea what they’re going to do with the jet mockup now. Maybe Jackie Chan can work it into a movie!
Kevin was a former Special Forces weapons man (MOS 18B, before the 18 series, 11B with Skill Qualification Indicator of S). His focus was on weapons: their history, effects and employment. He started WeaponsMan.com in 2011 and operated it until he passed away in 2017. His work is being preserved here at the request of his family.