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Airport due to reopen after WWII bomb scare

Grounded planes are seen on the tarmac at London City Airport on February 12, 2018 after a World War II bomb was found in the river Thames close by. (Photo by: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

LONDON City Airport was due to reopen on Tuesday (13) after the removal of a World War II bomb which had been discovered close to the runway. The 500-kilogramme (1,100-pound) German bomb was found early on Sunday morning (11) in King George V Dock, during planned works close to London’s most central airport. As bomb disposal experts from the police and Royal Navy worked to move the unexploded ordnance, the airport was shut down and two successive exclusion zones imposed. London City Airport chief executive Robert Sinclair announced flights would resume on Tuesday after the bomb was successfully removed from…

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