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Published on February 12th, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer

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Dublin to London City Flights Cancelled today due to WWII Ordinance

Cityjet has been forced to cancel some flights into London City from Dublin and reroute others to London Southend following the discovery of a World War Two ordnance in King George V Dock, close to the airport, on Sunday. In a statement issued this morning, CityJet advised customers not to proceed to the terminal as no access is available and local DLR stations will be closed. The company said that it will operate an alternative schedule from Dublin to London Southend Airport (SEN) with passengers advised to proceed directly to Southend to check-in. The WX103 LCY-DUB service was cancelled.

In a statement this morning from Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, he said “The airport remains closed this morning following the discovery of a World War Two ordnance in King George V Dock on Sunday. All flights in and out of London City on Monday are cancelled and an exclusion zone is in place in the immediate area. 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 today not to come to the airport and to contact their airline for further information. I recognise this is causing inconvenience for our passengers, and in particular some of our local residents. The airport is cooperating fully with the Met Police and Royal Navy and working hard to safely remove the device and resolve the situation as quickly as possible.”

A statement issued by the London Metropolitan Police said “The timing of removal is dependent on the tides, however, at this stage we estimate that the removal of the device from location will be completed by tomorrow morning.”

The device is a German 500kg bomb, measuring approximately 1.5m (59in), according to specialist officers and the Royal Navy.

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Mark Dwyer

Mark is an airline pilot by profession flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He also instructs on them including tailwheel differences training and is a UK CAA Examiner. He also flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.



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