A plane bound for Uluru out of Sydney Airport had to abandon its take-off after a warning light came on in the cockpit.

Emergency services escorted the Virgin Australia aircraft back to the gate on Tuesday morning where passengers disembarked.

NSW Ambulance initially said it was responding to reports of a fire but a Virgin spokeswoman insisted there was no fire or smoke.

“However, in line with standard operating procedures, the captain returned to the gate as a precautionary measure, escorted by emergency services,” she said in a statement.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman told AAP a number of crews attended but there were no reported injuries.


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