London City Airport reopens after World War Two bomb removed from Thames

Passenger jets stand on the runway of London City Airport, in London Britain February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Simon DawsonPassenger jets stand on the runway of London City Airport, in London Thomson Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s City Airport reopened and was operating as usual on Tuesday, the airport said, after a World War Two bomb which was found nearby was safely removed from the River Thames.

All flights to and from the airport were canceled on Monday after the half-tonne ordnance was found at the nearby George V Dock in east London, and a 200-metre exclusion zone was also put in place.

“The World War Two ordnance discovered in King George V Dock has been safely removed by the Royal Navy and Met Police,” Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport said in a statement.

“As a result, the exclusion zone has now been lifted and the airport will be open as normal on Tuesday.”

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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