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World War 2 bomb recovered from Thames, London City Airport shut

12 February 2018

Metropolitan Police and the Royal Navy are working together to remove the bomb from its location.

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.

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

The ordnance had been discovered as part of pre-planned work that was taking place at the airport. The British Airways website showed flights to and from London City Airport cancelled until late Monday.

London City Airport advised passengers not to travel to the airport and contact their airline.

London City Airport is the 14th busiest in the United Kingdom with 4,540,000 passengers in 2017, according to data from the Civil Aviation Authority. "As a result, London City airport is now closed", a spokesperson for the airport said. It is located in the East of London near the Canary Wharf business district.

A 214 metre exclusion zone has been put in place around the area while the navy attempt to remove the device.

Thousands of bombs were dropped on London during the "Blitz" by German Air Forces between September 1940 and May 1941.

The ordnance was discovered during planned development work at the airport. Now let's hope the situation is dealt with immediately & the public doesn't suffer.

World War 2 bomb recovered from Thames, London City Airport shut