EMERGENCY services are at Gold Coast Airport today attending to a simulated plane crash.
The training exercise involves Gold Coast Airport, Australian Federal Police, Queensland Police Service, NSW Police Service, Queensland Ambulance Service, SES Gold Coast, the NSW and Queensland Fire and Rescue Service.
Airport chief operating officer Paul Donovan said there might be smoke over the airport but the public should not be alarmed.
"We will be simulating a real emergency at the airport to ensure our operational procedures remain current," Mr Donovan said.
"It's designed to assess the effectiveness of the emergency plan and participant's response to an airport emergency.
"As part of the scenario includes a simulated aircraft crash there will be a fire in the western precinct which may be visible in areas around the airport.
"We will have this simulated fire response on the fire training ground so there will be no disruption to passengers or flights. All activity at the airport will continue as normal."
The exercise is expected to end about 2.30pm today.