Sydney Airport (SYD) temporarily closed on Thursday, October 4, to initiate a "full emergency response" to a mayday call from an inbound plane. Authorities closed nearby major roads and deployed paramedics and emergency personnel to the runway around 06:00 (local time). As of 13:00 the airport was operational and all roads were reopened following the safe landing of the plane.
A United flight with 194 people on board issued a mayday call due to low fuel levels during a 15-hour flight from Los Angeles (US).
Individuals traveling through SYD are advised to confirm the status of their flight and anticipate residual delays.
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