The actual drill started early with the first players arriving by 4.30 AM and the early preparations proceeded as planned. The aircraft departed for a flight over the Atlantic were it was met and escorted back to Logan landing without any problems. The next few hours were devoted to the law enforcement folks drilling and testing their procedures. Then the airport rescue and fire fighting and the mutual aid fire fighters drilled there process which then proceeded to transporting the injured and the fatal to the hospitals using both public and private ambulances.
Much was learned during this exercise by all who participated. There were a number of issues for the law enforcement community to think about and possibly develop new or additional procedures for. The non-law enforcement groups also had a number of issues to address including communications and coordination. I believe that it is safe to say that every agency or other group that was part of the exercise learned from this effort. The real challenge is to develop an improved process that reflects the lessons learned, as we have come to expect from our airports, such as efforts underway at Logan.