World War II bomb forces runway closure

Amsterdam Schiphol airport closed one of its runways on Monday evening following the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb during excavation work in the nearby town of Vijfhuizen.

The Telegraaf says police have cordoned off the area and the bomb will be made safe after Thursday morning. Experts recommend a 54-hour safety margin between the time a bomb has been discovered and its dismantling, the paper says.
The bomb is an English 500 pounder, according to the Telegraaf. A similar bomb was discovered and made safe in the same area in 2006.

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