February 12, 2018
London City Airport Closed after Finding WWII Bomb

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London City Airport (LYC) was shut down today after locals found a 500kg bomb from World War II in the Thames River. The city implemented a 214-meter exclusion zone around the bomb while officials remove it. 16,000 passengers have so far been affected by the airport’s closure.


That’s awfully close to the runway


The airport expects to reopen tomorrow but that’s not a guarantee. The MET Police said “The timing of removal is dependent on the tides, however, at this stage we estimate that the removal of the device from location will be completed by tomorrow morning.”


Make sure to call your airline and confirm your flight if you’re schedule to travel through LYC airport within the next few days.


H/T: BBC


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