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London City Airport Closed After World War II Bomb Found

London City Airport
London City Airport

London City Airport has been closed following the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb in the nearby River Thames.

Police are enforcing an exclusion zone while the find is “safely dealt with.”

Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, said:

“The airport remains closed this morning following the discovery of a World War Two ordnance in King George V Dock on Sunday. All flights in and out of London City on Monday are cancelled and an exclusion zone is in place in the immediate area.

“I urge any passengers due to fly today not to come to the airport and to contact their airline for further information.

“I recognise this is causing inconvenience for our passengers, and in particular some of our local residents. The airport is cooperating fully with the Met Police and Royal Navy and working hard to safely remove the device and resolve the situation as quickly as possible.”

Luftwaffe

A Luftwaffe Heinkel He 111 bomber flying over Wapping and the Isle of Dogs in the East End of London | Imperial War Museums

Tens of thousands of tons of bombs were dropped on London by the German Luftwaffe between September 1940 and May 1941. More than 75 years later, unexploded remnants of war are still being discovered, mostly on building sites and properties undergoing redevelopment.

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