WWII Bomb Found at Dusseldorf Airport

Experts destroyed the bomb after suspending flights an hour on Monday morning.

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Passengers pass the Air Berlin check-in desk in the departures terminal at Dusseldorf airport, May 28, 2014.Credit: Bloomberg
The Associated Press
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A World War II bomb unearthed at Duesseldorf airport has been destroyed in a controlled explosion, forcing the airport to suspend flights for about an hour.

The roughly 125-kilogram (275-pound) bomb was unearthed overnight and authorities decided to dispose of it at the site, located away from the airport's runways.

The airport said on its Facebook page that experts destroyed the bomb at 8.43 AM on Monday. Flights had been suspended about an hour earlier and resumed shortly afterward.

Seventy years after the end of the war, unexploded bombs are still regularly discovered during construction work in German cities.

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