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29 Mar 2019 | 01:14 AM UTC

Australia: Full ground stop ordered a Sydney Airport March 29

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Sydney Airport (SYD) authorities issue full ground stop after evacuating the air traffic controller tower on March 29; significant flight disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/29/2019, 12:00 PM until 3/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION Australia

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The air traffic controller tower at Sydney Airport (SYD) was evacuated at approximately 12:00 (local time) on Friday, March 29, after smoke was detected in the building. A full ground stop has been issued at the airport and no aircraft are being allowed to depart or arrive. An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Significant flight disruptions are likely in the coming hours.


Travelers flying to or from SYD are advised to monitor the situation, confirm the status of their flight prior to leaving for the airport, and to contact their airline for additional information.


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