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During Monday’s drill, Alexandria firefighters doused the flames from a staged plane crash while other firemen prepared to go inside the fuselage and rescue trapped “passengers.” Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff

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The scenario was chilling: A plane crashes at the Alexandria Airport, bursting into a fireball of flames and smoke as trapped passengers scream for help.


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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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