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Germany: Hannover airport closes to excavate for possible WWII bombs01:38

Germany: Hannover airport closes to excavate for possible WWII bombs

Germany, Hannover
May 29, 2016 at 10:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hannover Airport closed its doors at 09:00 local time (07:00 GMT) on Sunday, as experts searched for possible Second World War bombs that may be situated nearby.

The closure affected thousands of passengers, whose flights were cancelled or moved to other airports. Forty-five flights, including 28 departures and 26 arrivals were diverted to other airports.

The airport is expected to resume service at 16:00 local time (14:00 GMT).

Experts on a construction site at the airport’s apron stumbled upon two suspicious areas, and informed bomb disposal experts that bombs from the Second World War may be buried in the site. As a safety precaution, an area of one km (0.6 miles) radius was closed off, affecting nearby businesses and 30 residents, in addition to the airport.

Germany: Hannover airport closes to excavate for possible WWII bombs01:38
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Hannover Airport closed its doors at 09:00 local time (07:00 GMT) on Sunday, as experts searched for possible Second World War bombs that may be situated nearby.

The closure affected thousands of passengers, whose flights were cancelled or moved to other airports. Forty-five flights, including 28 departures and 26 arrivals were diverted to other airports.

The airport is expected to resume service at 16:00 local time (14:00 GMT).

Experts on a construction site at the airport’s apron stumbled upon two suspicious areas, and informed bomb disposal experts that bombs from the Second World War may be buried in the site. As a safety precaution, an area of one km (0.6 miles) radius was closed off, affecting nearby businesses and 30 residents, in addition to the airport.

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