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London City Airport shut as WW2 bomb found in Thames

London City Airport shut as WW2 bomb found in Thames

Passengers have been told not to travel to the airport as the terminal is closed and to contact their airline.

London City Airport was shut down Sunday after a World War 2-era bomb was found nearby in the Thames River.

Passengers due to fly on Monday are advised not to travel to the airport until further notice.

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




London City Airport is an global airport located in the Newham Borough of East London, an area that was heavily industrial and highly populated during the Second World War. CityJet cancelled one flight to Dublin and said all its flights to and from the airport will "experience disruption" Monday. The zone was made into exclusion area at 2200 GMT.

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.

German Air Forces during "Blitz" in September 1940 and May 1941 dropped thousands of bombs on London.

Met Police, Royal Navy and London Borough of Newham were said to have been dealing with a WW II Ordnance in the River Thames at George V Dock, E16, The airport tweeted.