Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Bomb that closed London City Airport has been detonated.

The unexploded World War Two bomb found near London City Airport that forced the airport to close all day Monday has finally been detonated.

The 500kg device was discovered at the King George V Dock on Sunday during planned work at the airport. The German bomb was a massive 1.5m-long and was located in a bed of silt approximately 15m underwater.  It was carefully removed from the Thames and taken to a secure location about a mile away from the coast of Essex.

The detonation, saw a huge plume of water shoot high in the sky took take place off Shoeburyness, Essex, was postponed on Tuesday because of high winds and dangerous conditions. London City Airport returned to "business as usual" on Tuesday.