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Old 29th March 2019, 11:02 AM
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Default Sydney Tower Evacuated due to Fire

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Sydney Tower evacuated due to fire.

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Old 29th March 2019, 11:10 AM
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Aircraft now back on approach and landing. Appears a number diverted to YSCB.

We did have a C30J circling at one point. From my North Sydney vantage point, it came low over Darling Harbour, then a climbing right turn to 1200' and over SHB, and went up to 4000' or so and circled for a good 15 minutes.

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Old 29th March 2019, 11:15 AM
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C130 appears to be holding over the top but QFA517 making an approach appears to have landed and CX101 behind him now.
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Old 29th March 2019, 11:17 AM
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There’s an indefinite delay on departures at this time . The aerodrome is operating under CTAF and MBZ procedures apply on landing , ie the airfield surface is currently non controlled . The tower is expected to be active and operational at time 12:30 pm local .
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Old 29th March 2019, 11:26 AM
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Sydney director is doing a great job of gettting them down.

YSSY running as a CTAF, who would have thought.
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Old 29th March 2019, 11:32 AM
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Sydney Airport control tower evacuated, all flights grounded or diverted

Sydney Airport's control tower is being evacuated due to a fire — the ABC understands no flights are taking off or landing.

Emergency services were called around 11.40am to the air traffic control centre.
Fire and Rescue NSW said 20 people needed to be evacuated from the building.

Air Services Australia tweeted: "The Sydney Air Traffic Control Tower has been evacuated after smoke was detected."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-...erted/10952890
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Old 29th March 2019, 11:36 AM
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Well they are landing at least. Going to be a bit of a traffic jam on the ground soon if there are no departures.

1237 and still no tower. They are trying to get the old tower going. Several AC have tried tower freq and got no reply
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Can anyone shed light on the orbiting C130J?
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Old 29th March 2019, 11:41 AM
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I saw that also. Not sure what it is doing.
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Old 29th March 2019, 11:46 AM
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ABC reporting that staff can return and Airservices Aus report that tower will be operational shortly
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