Chaos at Melbourne Airport, because ALL flights are suspended and incoming aircraft are shown around

Chaos at Melbourne Airport, because ALL flights are suspended and incoming aircraft have to drive laps after the air traffic control tower has been evacuated

  • Melbourne Airport declined in chaos after all flights were suspended
  • A fire alarm went off in the control tower, which led to its evacuation
  • No planes were allowed to land, as a result of which incoming flights around the airport had to be forced
  • Employees are now working on eliminating the backlog of delays caused by the suspensions

Holly Hales for daily post Australia

The Tullamarine airport in Melbourne declined in chaos after all flights were suspended on Monday morning.

It is believed that a fire alarm went off in the control tower, which led to evacuation and mass delays.

At the time of abandonment, no aircraft were allowed to land that forced to circle incoming flights around the airport.

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport has gone into chaos after all flights were suspended on Monday morning

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport has gone into chaos after all flights were suspended on Monday morning

The chaos is because thousands of tennis fans have left the city for the Australian Open, which starts Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the airport, 3AW employees now told work to clear up the backlog of delays caused by the massive suspensions.

Flights were hit, both incoming and outgoing, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; We are now working through the schedule to get everyone back on time. & # 39;

Air traffic controllers have returned to the tower and incoming aircraft may land.

More to come.

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