Flights suspended in Sydney’s airport after smoke inside control tower forces evacuation
Sydney Airport was brought to its knees today after smoke was detected inside the air control tower.
All air traffic controllers were evacuated around 11.40am (local time) and firefighters from Air Services Australia and NSW Fire and Rescue rushed to the scene after reports there was a fire inside the tower.
A full ground stop was initially put in place meaning no planes were landing or taking off. The control tower was back up and running just before 1pm today with arrivals beginning to be processed and planes taking off.