Emergency response at Sydney airport after pilot makes mayday call

A full emergency response has been activated at Sydney Airport this morning after a pilot made a mayday call.

It’s understood the pilot of a United Airlines flight reported a problem, believed to be low fuel, just after 6am on Thursday.

NSW Police confirmed in a statement that a “full emergency response was activated” after they were alerted to the pilot’s concerns.


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“The NSWPF traffic control plan was activated at 6.36am, with some major roads surrounding the airport being closed as a precaution,” police said.

Luckily, the plane managed to land safely without incident and the roads re-opened shortly after.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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