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A mock disaster

Local agencies come together for a mass casualty at Colorado Springs Airport Thursday, May 8, 2014.

A Memorial Star helicopter lands to pick up a patient Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A Memorial Star helicopter lands to pick up a patient Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Medical helicopters from Fort Carson come in for a landing to pick up mock patients Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Medical helicopters from Fort Carson come in for a landing to pick up mock patients Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Mock patients are carried to an awaiting medic helicopter from Fort Carson Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Mock patients are carried to an awaiting medic helicopter from Fort Carson Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Peterson Air Force Base firefighters attack a simulated plane fire Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Peterson Air Force Base firefighters attack a simulated plane fire Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Firefighters take a break Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighters take a break Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Mock victims listen to last-minute instructions Thursday, May 8, 2014, before a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Mock victims listen to last-minute instructions Thursday, May 8, 2014, before a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Mock victims get a fresh coat of fake blood Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Mock victims get a fresh coat of fake blood Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The acting injured stand in line for the bus that will take them to the site of a mock plane crash Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included the plane crash scene, patient helicopter medevac area and local hospitals.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The acting injured stand in line for the bus that will take them to the site of a mock plane crash Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included the plane crash scene, patient helicopter medevac area and local hospitals. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A Memorial Star helicopter lands to pick up a patient Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A Memorial Star helicopter lands to pick up a patient Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Medical helicopters from Fort Carson come in for a landing to pick up mock patients Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Medical helicopters from Fort Carson come in for a landing to pick up mock patients Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Mock patients are carried to an awaiting medic helicopter from Fort Carson Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Mock patients are carried to an awaiting medic helicopter from Fort Carson Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Peterson Air Force Base firefighters attack a simulated plane fire Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Peterson Air Force Base firefighters attack a simulated plane fire Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighters take a break Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighters take a break Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Mock victims listen to last-minute instructions Thursday, May 8, 2014, before a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Mock victims listen to last-minute instructions Thursday, May 8, 2014, before a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Mock victims get a fresh coat of fake blood Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Mock victims get a fresh coat of fake blood Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included a plane crash scene. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The acting injured stand in line for the bus that will take them to the site of a mock plane crash Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included the plane crash scene, patient helicopter medevac area and local hospitals.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The acting injured stand in line for the bus that will take them to the site of a mock plane crash Thursday, May 8, 2014, during a mass casualty exercise at the Colorado Springs Airport. More than 1,000 participated from 46 different agencies in the practice that included the plane crash scene, patient helicopter medevac area and local hospitals. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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