Breaking: Hazmat situation underway at Sydney airport

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June 15, 2018

Emergency crews have been called to Sydney Airport after reports of a white substance was found when luggage was being unloaded from an American Airlines plane after it touched down.

Five NSW Fire & Rescue trucks are going through security clearance at the international airport after receiving a call at 7.48am on Friday that "a substance was found in the hold", a spokesman told AAP.

The crews will liaise with the airport's fire crews and the Australian Border Force.

American Airlines flight 73 from Los Angeles landed in Sydney 7.15am.


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