London City Airport reopens after WWII bomb removed from Thames

London City Airport reopens after WWII bomb removed from Thames

Dozens of flights had to be cancelled or re-routed yesterday after the bomb was found.

Bridges were closed to traffic as police worked with the Royal Navy to transport the device - which was confirmed to be a 500kg tapered-end shell around 1.5m long.

Airlines using London City Airport include British Airways, Flybe, CityJet, KLM and Lufthansa, with flights to domestic and European city destinations.

Locals residents also had to be evacuated as bomb experts moved in, with part of the DLR also suspended. Two weeks ago, two American bombs were discovered on Hong Kong Island, and past year a Bangladeshi worker was killed and two seriously injured at a building site in Kuala Lumpur when a device exploded.

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

The ordnance had been moved from its original position, taken to a new location in the dock, with it expected to be moved to an area for disposal.

The unexploded ordnance is now at a military range in the sea off Shoeburyness, Essex. It has since postponed the operation to Wednesday because of poor weather conditions, the Royal Navy said.

"The bomb presents no risk to the public in its current location, so we will leave it where it now sits until tomorrow", Cdr McKnight said. Unexploded bombs still occasionally turn up during construction work.

London City Airport chief executive Robert Sinclair said all flights to and from the airport had been cancelled. More than four-and-a-half million passengers used the airport in 2016, according to figures from the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

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