Asiana Crash was a Drill – Smoke Machines and More
The so-called disaster involving a Korean airliner, Asiana Airlines Flight 214, wasn’t a crash. Rather, it was a simulation: a drill. To make it look realistic smoke machines were used. Without the smoke machines there is no way this could be regarded as real, since there was no fireball (how could there be, there was no crash) and since the fuel tanks were empty.
|This particular A-1E is one of the mostly nicely restored Skyraiders in operation, the simulated ordnance provides a lot of extra interest, especially during the type of simulated bombing combat mission which was provided at the show by Chris Rainey and the rest of his pyrotechnic crew.|
Smoke is behind the aircraft and in no way arises from it. Same appearance as the billowing smoke from the pyrotechnics. There is no way that the drill-meisters would risk a real explosion of kerosene or other highly flammable materials. So, instead of fire, at least initially, smoke was used. The actors are not concerned. Nor did they suffer any ill effects. They were told that the phony smoke is non-toxic.