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Emergency services on standby at Sydney airport after Qantas flight issues distress signal

An airport spokesman said flight QF144 flight from Auckland had issued a mayday alert and 12 fire trucks were on standby as a precaution as it is due to land.

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A flight information board shows flights at the airport in Wellington on July 21, 2022. Photo: AFP
A flight information board shows flights at the airport in Wellington on July 21, 2022. Photo: AFP

Emergency services are on standby at Sydney airport after a Qantas Airways Ltd flight issued a mayday signal on Wednesday.

A New South Wales state ambulance spokesperson said the service was on standby at the airport after a Qantas flight from New Zealand issued a distress signal.

An airport spokesman said flight QF144 flight from Auckland had issued a mayday alert and 12 fire trucks were on standby as a precaution as it is due to land.

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