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04 Oct 2018 | 03:51 AM UTC

Australia: Sydney airport temporarily closes for emergency response Oct. 4

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Sydney Airport temporarily closes for “full emergency response” to mayday call on October 4; airport gates and roads are reopened following safe landing of plane

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/4/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/4/2018, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION Australia


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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