London City Airport closed as WW II bomb found nearby
London City Airport closed as WW II bomb found nearbyLondon: Up to 16,000 passengers were on Monday hit as all flights at the London City Airport were cancelled for the day after a 500-kg World War II bomb was found nearby in river Thames, officials said. The bomb was found at George V Dock on Sunday during planned work at the east London airport, the Metropolitan Police service said. The airport was shut at 22:00 GMT on Sunday and the police said it was working with the Royal Navy to remove the bomb. The airport will be shut all day and all flights are cancelled, affecting up to 16,000 passengers, a spokeswoman said. Robert Sinclair, the chief executive officer of the airport said All flights in and out of London city on Monday are cancelled and an exclusion zone is in place in the immediate area. "I urge any passengers due to fly on Monday not to come to the airport and to contact their airline for further information," he said in a statement. "I recognise this is causing inconvenience for our passengers, and in particular some of our local residents.