An unexploded WWII bomb that shut a London airport is being dragged out to sea to be blown up by the Royal Navy

london city airport bomb lifting bagMinistry of Defence/Business Insider

  • A World War II bomb was found near the runway of London City Airport on Sunday.
  • The airport shut on Sunday and Monday, with hundreds of flights cancelled.
  • The British Royal Navy dragged the bomb down the Thames overnight and plans to detonate it in the middle of the sea on Tuesday.

The Royal Navy has dragged an unexploded World War II bomb down the River Thames overnight and plans to detonate it at sea on Tuesday.

The bomb — a 500-kilogram tapered-end shell, measuring about 1.5 metres (4.9 feet) long — was discovered buried in dense silt near the runway of London City Airport on Sunday morning.

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