Fire crews rushed to Sydney Airport this morning after a chemical leak from the hold of an American Airlines plane.
A ‘low irritant chemical’ was discovered as baggage handlers unpacked flight 73 from Los Angeles Airport which landed at 7.15am.
Authorities searched the plane and found the leak had come from a container in the hold.
The clean up was successful and no-one was hurt. Authorities have submitted the chemical – which was reportedly in white powder form – for forensic testing to work out what it was.
A New South Wales Fire and Rescue spokesman told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Seven crews, including HAZMAT, attended Sydney Airport just after 8am.
‘Firefighters in spillage gear identified the substance as a low irritant chemical additive.
‘They are handing over the substance to forensic services for further testing.’