Monday 21 May 2018

London City Airport reopens after World War II bomb removed

Ministry of Defence handout photo dated 12/02/18 of Royal Navy bomb disposal divers in King V George Dock close to London City Airport which has been closed, as they work to lift an unexploded Second World War bomb discovered in the dock. PO Phot Owen Cooban/Royal Navy/MoD/Crown copyright/PA Wire
Ministry of Defence handout photo dated 12/02/18 of Royal Navy bomb disposal divers in King V George Dock close to London City Airport which has been closed, as they work to lift an unexploded Second World War bomb discovered in the dock. PO Phot Owen Cooban/Royal Navy/MoD/Crown copyright/PA Wire
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London's City Airport reopened and was operating as usual on Tuesday, the airport said, after a World War Two bomb which was found nearby was safely removed from the River Thames.

All flights to and from the airport were cancelled on Monday after the half-tonne ordnance was found at the nearby George V Dock in east London, and a 200-metre exclusion zone was also put in place.

"The World War Two ordnance discovered in King George V Dock has been safely removed by the Royal Navy and Met Police," Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport said in a statement.

"As a result, the exclusion zone has now been lifted and the airport will be open as normal on Tuesday." 

Reuters

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