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Tunisian tourists due to arrive at East Midlands Airport

Holidaymakers from Tunisia are due to arrive at East Midlands Airport this morning, after a gunman opened fire at a beach resort yesterday killing 38 people.

Travel firms Thomson and First Choice confirmed that "a number of fatalities" and those injured are their customers and said around 2,500 people will be brought back to the UK today.

At least five Britons have been confirmed dead in the attack in Sousse.

Ten Thomson flights are scheduled for today, arriving at Manchester, Gatwick, East Midlands and Doncaster airports this morning.

The holiday operators said all its trips to Tunisia for the next week will be cancelled.

Thomson advised anyone worried about friends or family to call 0800 0885372.

Customers can change bookings to Tunisia until July 24, the company said.

East Midlands Airport offers advice to passengers

East Midlands Airport has advised passengers travelling to Tunisia to check with their airlines before travelling.


Wheels come off plane landing at East Midlands airport

The wheels which came detached from the aircraft at East Midlands Airport Credit: Air Accident Investigation Branch

The wheels of a plane coming into land at East Midlands Airport came off.

The accident happened on 29 April 2014 on a Boeing 737 aircraft which was carrying cargo from Athens to Bergamo, then to Paris Charles de Gaulle, and finally East Midlands airport.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch say the cause of the fractured wheel was stress corrosion which lead to overload failure. As a result the left main wheels and brakes detached from the plane.

None of the two crew on board suffered injuries.

Travel disruption at East Midlands airport due to strikes

A Ryanair passenger plane passing the moon Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ryanair customers travelling from East Midlands airport are being warned to expect more travel disruption today.

A further 250 flights across the country have been cancelled because of strike action by french air traffic controllers.

More flight cancellations as air traffic controllers strike

Two Flybe flights to and from Lyon and Paris have been cancelled Credit: PA

More disruption to flights from Birmingham airport is expected today as a strike by French air traffic controllers enters a second day.

Flybe has confirmed two of its flights two and from Lyon and Paris have been cancelled.

The strikers are protesting against restructuring plans that, they say, threaten the air navigation service in France.

The controllers are also due to stage another stoppage next week and yet another one at the end of this month.

Disruption to flights at East Midlands Airport

Operations are likely to be suspended until 3:00pm at the earliest Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A spokeswoman for East Midlands Airport has told ITV News Central that a power failure occurred at 08:30am forcing operations to be suspended.

The airport also confirmed that reports of a fire are untrue.

There is currently disruption to flights into and out of the airport.

East Midlands Airport are advising passengers to check with their airline.


Operations at East Midlands Airport suspended

A power failure has caused operations at East Midlands Airport to be suspended.

The airport is advising passengers to contact their airline.

Operations have been suspended until 3:00pm at the earliest Credit: Rui Vieira /PA Archive/Press Association Images

Passengers being advised to contact airline for flight information following earlier disruption

Birmingham Airport is now "operating as normal" after disruption earlier caused by air traffic restrictions over London.

Many flights nationwide were cancelled and delayed after a computer failure at the headquarters of air traffic control company, NATS.

The system has now been restored.

Passengers are being advised to contact their airline for flight information.

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