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United Airlines flight lands safely in Sydney after mayday

October 3, 2018

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Officials say a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles has landed safely in Sydney after the pilot made a mayday call.

The U.S. airline said in a statement Flight 839 landed safely at Sydney International Airport on Thursday “following a mechanical issue.”

Sydney emergency services radioed that the airliner containing 230 people “has fuel issues and has issued a mayday.”

Police say a full emergency response was activated at the airport after “a pilot reported a problem.”

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