Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

London City Airport shut after Second World War bomb found

London City Airport Shutdown After Discovery Of WWII Bomb London City Airport shut after Second World War bomb found
Kenny Thornton | 12 February, 2018, 10:05

The bomb was discovered on Sunday evening in the River Thames when planned work at the airport was taking place. There will be disruption to inbound and outbound flights during the operation, the Metropolitan Police said.

He said that any passengers expecting to fly to or from the airport today should contact their airline for further information.

A 214-metre exclusion zone has been set up with properties being evacuated and temporary roadblocks set up.

Docklands Light Railway tweeted: "No service between Pontoon Dock and Woolwich Arsenal at Police request following the discovery of a WW11 bomb in the London City Airport area".

Travel around one of London's major airports has been plunged into chaos after the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb.

You can check the affected flights to and from Dublin Airport here (arrivals) and here (departures).

Mirai Nagasu first U.S. skater to land triple axel at Olympics
Of course, Nagasu had a huge night Sunday as well, becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition. Midori Ito and Mao Asada, both from Japan, are the only other women to land the jump at the Olympics, according to Yahoo News .

"Specialist officers and the Royal Navy have attended and confirmed the nature of the device".

Police in a statement said that this decision was made "to ensure that the ordinance can be safely dealt with whilst limiting any risk to the public".

Operations to remove the bomb are ongoing.

London City Airport CEO Robert Sinclair has issued a statement on the issue.

It has been reported that the airport closure triggered cancellation of all flights affecting up to approximately 16,000 passengers.

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