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.


“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.