BREAKING US air force base in Suffolk, UK in lockdown after a car deliberately ram the gates at checkpoint

A US airforce base in Suffolk, RAF Mildenhall, has been placed in lockdown following a security incident.

The incident at the base used by the US air force involved an individual in a vehicle trying to force his way through a checkpoint, the Ministry of Defence said.

  • UPDATE 15:30 shots were fired by a US serviceman.
  • UPDATE 14:40 A man has been arrested by police.

A US military statement said the base was locked down at 13:00 GMT “following reports of a disturbance” and emergency personnel were deployed.

RAF Mildenhall is used as a transport hub by the USAF and is home to the KC-135 tanker fleet and special operations forces.

easyJet reveals first destinations from its new Bordeaux permanent base in France

Budget airline Easyjet it will fly to seven new destinations from its new permanent Bordeaux base.

In January, the airline asked Connexion readers for suggestions for new routes, and hinted in March’s edition that it was looking to expand its services from Bordeaux Mérignac, as well as Nice and Toulouse, within 12 months.

Now it has unveiled seven destinations it will serve from the Nouvelle Aquitaine airport after it opens its base there in March 2018. Three A320 aircraft will be permanently based at Bordeaux-Mérignac, as the airline aims to increase its passenger numbers from the airport to 2million.

Here is a full list of the new routes:

  • Bastia (Corsica)
  • Catania (Sicily)
  • Faro (Portugal)
  • Heraklion (Crete, Greece)
  • Luxembourg
  • Tel Aviv
  • London Southend

ALERT South Korea fighter jets scrambled after China military planes enter country’s airspace

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South Korean fighter jets were scrambled after five Chinese military planes entered the country’s airspace.

The Chinese aircraft entered the Korean Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) from southwest of Socotra Rock.

The submerged rock is the subject of a maritime dispute between South Korea and China, and it serves as the foundation for a South Korean research station.

The KADIZ over the island overlaps with China and Japan’s air defence zones.

China’s planes stayed in the KADIZ for around two hours and 40 minutes, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

ALERT A female passenger has died on board Emirates #EK783 from Dubai to Lagos Murtala Mohammed Airport, Nigeria

A passenger has reportedly died aboard one of Emirates flights to Nigeria just a few hours after the airline relaunched its second daily flight to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

According to SaharaReporters, a female Nigerian passenger was found dead onboard the aircraft when it landed at the Lagos Airport on Friday.

Flight EK783 which was operated by a Boeing 777-300ER was scheduled to arrive Lagos at 15:55hrs, but arrived before schedule at 15:50 hrs with the corpse of Mrs. Kofoworola.

On arrival, the airline crew notified the medical team of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) who confirmed the death.

The cause is yet unknown.

BREAKING The FAA has set a ground stop for flights into Atlanta due to power outage, all flights to ATL are held at departure airports

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta lost power on Sunday reportedly leaving some passengers trapped in planes and inside the airport terminals.

Georgia Power sent repair teams to the scene to work on the issue, and they had been there since 1:30 p.m. ET, officials said.

Picture of damaged equipment that caused power outage at Atlanta Airport.

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  • UPDATE 09:55 UTC More than 400 flights now cancelled on Monday at Atlanta Airport.
  • UPDATE 05:00 UTC ‪Power is back and all passengers deplaned.
  • UPDATE 00:25 UTC Power is back at Concourse F.
  • UPDATE 23:45 UTC Georgia Power says fire may have caused outage at Atlanta Airport and hope to have power restored by midnight (local time).
  • UPDATE 23:30 UTC Atlanta Airport is being evacuated.
  • UPDATE 23:20 UTC ACARS message confirming to all jets that operations are cancelled for the rest of the day at Atlanta Airport.

  • UPDATE 22:25 UTC All JetBlue, American, Southwest, and United flights have been cancelled for the rest of the day at Atlanta Airport.
  • UPDATE 22:10 UTC FAA has lifted ground stop for north and south cargo ramps.
  • UPDATE 21:10 UTC  All Southwest flights to/from of Atlanta Airport are cancelled for the remainder of the day.
  • UPDATE 20:35 UTC The FAA is informing the tower at Atlanta Airport can operate normally.
  • UPDATE 20:25 UTC More than 2 hours now that Atlanta Airport is suffering power outage, still no departures but passengers stranded in planes are disembarked using movable stairs.
  • UPDATE 20:04 UTC Some passengers in Atlanta being let off planes on tarmac via movable stairs.
  • UPDATE 19:41 UTC Delta pilot told passengers a construction crew cut power line, causing outage at Atlanta Airport.

Delta airlines, which is headquartered in Atlanta, said they were aware of the power outage. Flight disruptions were expected and passengers should check the status of their flight, the airliner said.

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Polar bears spotted running at Will Rogers-Wiley Post Memorial Airport, Alaska (video)

Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America’s farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves.

He took a closer look through his headlights Thursday and saw something bigger and badder.

Two young polar bears ran away when they saw the Alaska airport worker’s truck approach.

“Well, it’s just another day at the Will Rogers-Wiley Post Memorial Airport,” Babcock says as the bears scamper off.

If someone walked out of building and was trapped between a polar bear and a fence, “things could get real ugly real fast,” he said.

BREAKING Air China Boeing 787-9 suffered left hand side engine failure, cutting power to the cabin, navigation systems and radar

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Passengers on board flight #CA784 on Friday night said they had been in the air for an hour when power cut out to the entire left side of the aircraft, forcing the plane to return.

At 33,000 feet over Ocean, of Auckland the left hand engine developed a problem and the entire left hand side of the aircraft also lost electrical power.

A passenger said he looked out the window and saw the wing lights had also turned off.

The Boeing 787-9 (reg. B-1467) departed Auckland at 8.20pm and was set to arrive in Beijing at 4.30am.

Richard Yu, a station manager for Air China, said the left engine failed, cutting power to the cabin, navigation systems and radar.

The autopilot system was still running but the communication systems were also down, which forced the plane back to Auckland, he said.



An Auckland International Airport spokeswoman said passengers were transferred to a service departing Auckland at 9.30pm on Saturday.

Air China uses the Rolls Royce Trent engine on this aircraft type. The Boeing 787-9 involved had been in service under 3 months.

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