'White substance' found on plane at Sydney Airport

Emergency crews have been called to Sydney Airport after reports a white substance was found when luggage was being unloaded from an American Airlines plane after it touched down.

Five NSW Fire & Rescue trucks are going through security clearance at the international airport after receiving a call at 7.48am on Friday that “a substance was found in the hold”, a spokesman told AAP.

Airport staff have found a “white substance” in the hold of an American Airlines aircraft. Source: Sunrise

Firefighters in spillage gear have identified the substance as a low irritant chemical additive and will hand over substance to forensic services for further testing.

The crews will liaise with the airport’s fire crews and the Australian Border Force.

American Airlines flight 73 from Los Angeles landed in Sydney 7.15am.

Fire crews responded on Friday morning after the substance was discovered. Source: Sunrise