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Sydney Airport Closed! Emergency  
User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 705 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

FIRE IN THE CONTROL TOWER AT SYDNEY AIRPORT. AIRCRAFT ARE CIRCLING THE AIRPORT. UNABLE TO TAKEOFF AND LAND.
CONTROLLERS ARE MOVING TO THE OLD CONTROL TOWER TO RESUME OPERATIONS

MORE INFO AS I GET IT

ATIS YSSY VICTOR 220531

AD : SY AP CLOSED TO ALL OPS DUE TO AN
EMERG.
SY TWR 120.5, 124.7, AND SY GND
121.7 AND 126.5
RESERVED FOR COM BY EMERG SERVICES.
WND: 040 DEG, 15 TO 20 KTS.
XW MAX 18 KTS.
QNH: 1002.
TMP: 34.
WX : CAVOK.

Tim
Perth, Australia

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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4576 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Bugger!


"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineBaec777xx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Is the Tower built onto the airport terminals or away.....??

How and what started it.....?





Baec777xx  


User currently offlinePerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

News reports say that it is a "small electrical fire", but not where in the tower it is (it's one of those architectural free standing space age looking tower things).
Great scoop with the "breaking news" Tim - looking for a career in journalism? 
Keep up the good work!
PGF


User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

jeez, that'll create chaos all over the country.

Especially at such a busy period!!!

Another SYD Control tower problem (fire this time, not power cut!!!)

Get it worked out YSSY!!!


User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 705 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

heheh   thanks PGF.

apparently SYD is open again now and controllers were bused to the old ATC tower.

Tim


User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 705 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

Ok , I now have the latest:

Sydney open again to limited traffic, running 34L/R IVAs.
Tower is in the old control tower complex (the TCU building). A 737 inbound reported low fuel to Approach, but declined to declare an emergency at that point.

This NOTAM just released by AsA

AD From: 12 220547 --- To: 12 221400 EST ---- C1079/00
AD CLSD EXC FOR EMERG OPS DUE
CONTROL TOWER EVACUATION

LATEST SYDNEY ATIS:

ATIS YSSY WHISKEY 220624

AD : EXP DELAYS DUE EQUIPMENT FAILURE.
RWY: 34L.
WND: 020 DEG 15 TO 20 KTS.
XW MAX 14 KTS.
QNH: 1001.
TMP: 32.
WX : CAVOK.

More as it comes to hand

Regards
Tim


User currently offlineV Jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

Just took a wander down to the end of my street where I cross the road to a view of the airport. Things seem to be rolling with arrivals by KL QF AN and departures by QF BA MH CX AN all in the last 30 minutes.

User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Does SYD become a CTAF now? Do aircraft just go with uncontrolled rules?

I'm sure plenty of pilots are communicating with dispatch over this little problem.

At least no one was hurt or killed.

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 705 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

X-ray is now on the air.
All under control now and running smoothly by the sound of things.

ATIS YSSY X-RAY 220642

AD : EXP DELAYS DUE EQUIPMENT FAILURE,
START CLEARANCE
REQUIRED, FREQ 127.6.
RWY: 34R FOR ARR, RWY 34L FOR DEP.
WND: 020 DEG 15 TO 20 KTS.
XW MAX 14 KTS.
QNH: 1001.
TMP: 32.
WX : CAVOK.


User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

OK, I don't know really what to make of this. But I figure that SYD ATC is going to be very thankful this didn't happen too close to the time of the Olympics!

User currently offlinePerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Don't give up your day job yet Boeing747-400, - hehehe
Actually, it conjures up all sorts of images doesn't it  
PGF


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

I hope that everything gets sorted out quickly.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (14 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

SIA better not be delayed! Are the controllers alright.?


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineSydneysider From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Just a question : What are they doing out there in Mascot ? First, the pre-olympic power cut, now a post-olympic fire. A someone mentioned before, they must be lucky-guys, that this didn´t happen during the games.

Hope, nobody´s hurt!

Chris


User currently offlineZanadou From South Korea, joined Nov 2000, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

17:45 (AEDT) A FIRE has broken out in the control tower of Sydney Airport.

A fire brigade spokesman said the blaze started shortly before 4.30pm (AEDT) today and was caused by an electrical fault.

The control tower was evacuated and all flights to and from Sydney had to be suspended, a brigade spokesman said.

The blaze was found to have started inside a computer, he said.

Staff were evacuated to the nearby old control tower while fire crews extinguished the blaze and ventilated the area.

A spokesman for Air Services Australia, which manages the control tower, said the airport had to be temporarily closed.

"We're operating now on our contingency plans, which is to operate out of the old control tower... and we're operating at a limited capacity," the spokesman told ABC Radio.

"Planes are getting in and out but not at the normal pace.

"Certainly there will be some details, we're operating as full capacity as we can."

He said the old control tower could not cope with the same capacity as the new one.

"The old control tower is set up as a contingency rather than a full operational tower so there will be some limits to what we can do."


http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,1545325%5E1702,00.html

--->Zanadou!  


User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Russian news services have it was a computer on fire that started the mess...


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User currently offlineAa777dr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

I hope nothing bad comes out of this and everyone gets to the ground safe and sound.

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