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London City Airport Shutdown After Discovery Of WWII Bomb

12 February 2018

A spokesman for the airport added: "All passengers due to travel from London City on Monday are advised to contact their airline for further information".

It's not yet publicly known what type of bomb it is, nor when the airport will reopen.

London City Airport World War II bomb discovery
Image A 214-metre exclusion zone has been put in place

"Following the discovery of a World War II ordnance in King George V Dock as part of planned development works, a 214m exclusion zone has been implemented", the airport said in a statement.

Police said ordnance was discovered at the George V Dock in North Woolwich during scheduled work at the airport just after 5 a.m. local time, authorities said in a news release.

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After the Nazi-era device was analysed by Royal Navy experts a 200-yard exclusion zone was put in place at 10pm last night, forcing the airport to close and potentially bringing chaos to passengers.

Royal Navy specialists established an exclusion zone of more than 200 meters (650 feet) to handle the situation, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

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The airport has closed and severe disruption is expected to affect inbound and outbound flights on Monday while engineers remove the device. "London City Airport are urging passengers to contact their airline before travelling". Surrounding roads have also been closed.

The London City Airport is an global airport located in the Newham Borough of East London.

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London City Airport Shutdown After Discovery Of WWII Bomb