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London’s City Airport reopens after World War II bomb removed from River Thames

All flights to and from the airport were cancelled on Monday after the bomb was found.

world Updated: Feb 13, 2018 13:36 IST
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Bomb disposal personnel in a boat are seen on the River Thames next to grounded planes on the tarmac at London City Airport on February 12, 2018 after a World War II bomb as found at a neighbouring dock. (AFP)

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.”

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 13:36 IST