December 14, 2018

London airport shut after World War II bomb found

12 February 2018, 10:07 | Devin Moran

London City Airport

London City Airport

Passengers have been advised not to travel to the airport until further notice and check with the airlines for specific flight information.

Specialist officers are working with the Royal Navy to remove the ordnance, the Met said.

The airport authorities have urged all passengers to avoid travelling to the facility, through a Twitter post.

The bomb was discovered on Sunday evening in the River Thames when planned work at the airport was taking place.

London City Airport has closed this morning after a World War 2 bomb was found nearby.

The device was found at George V Dock during pre-planned work at the airport on Sunday morning.

15 flights to and from London City Airport from Dublin Airport are amongst the flights affected as a result; it is estimated that the closure of the airport on Monday will affect approximately 16,000 passengers. The Royal Navy was also deployed to the scene and confirmed the nature of the bomb, the police reported.

The police said that the decision to close the airport had been taken "to ensure that the ordinance can be safely dealt with whilst limiting any risk to the public".

"The operation to remove the ordnance is ongoing".

London City Airport CEO Robert Sinclair said all flights in and out of London City on Monday are cancelled.

The passengers & travelers were asked not to go to the airport.

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