Sunday, July 15, 2012

Forensic Mondays class examines plane crashes - Upshur County Regional Airport (W22), Buckhannon, West Virginia

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Regional Airport served as the backdrop for the sixth Forensic Mondays session, which discussed aircraft crashes and emergency response. 

 The guest speaker for Monday’s class was Henrik Vejlstrup, who is a manager for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Safety Team, or FAAST.

Vejlstrup said he came to the FAA after flying for 23 years and has spent 16 years in the FAA, the last six as part of the FAAST.

Vejlstrup showed images of plane crashes he has worked on and discussed the reasons that were later discovered for each crash.

He said he rotates with other FAAST members being on accident standby after hours.

Local first responders are often the first on the scene of a plane crash, Vejlstrup said.

“Usually we don’t get to a scene when there are bodies still there,” he said.

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