Unexploded bomb of World War II stops traffic at Berlin airport

BERLIN, Germany – Air traffic was interrupted for about an hour at Berlin’s Schoenefeld airport on Friday after an unexploded World War II bomb was found near a runway.


NAN reports that the police said bomb disposal experts have set up a safety zone around the site.
“Flight operations can take place safely and have resumed for the time being,” the airport operating company said.

“The bomb was found at 12:20 pm (1120 GMT) and is to be defused some time during Friday night.
“Six incoming aircraft were diverted to Tegel, Berlin’s other main airport, during the interruption.

“Six take-offs were also delayed by about an hour.

“The bomb was discovered during repair work on a taxiway,” a spokesman added.

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