The bomb, a 5-foot-long tapered end shell, was floated down the River Thames and taken to a Ministry of Defence facility at Shoeberryness in Essex.
It caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled after it caused City Airport to be closed for a full day - but a massive World War Two bomb found in the River Thames on Monday has finally been detonated.
It was buried under silt about 11 metres underwater and was successfully removed by workers from the centre of the King George V Dock at about 6pm on Monday evening.More news: Crop loss: Maharashtra seeks ₹200-cr relief from Centre
The bomb - a 500-kilogram tapered-end shell, measuring about 1.5 meters, or 4.9 feet, long - was discovered buried in dense silt near the runway of London City Airport on Sunday morning, February 11th.
London City Airport operates flights to and from the United Kingdom and Europe as well as NY.
"I'm immensely proud of the Royal Navy bomb disposal teams who have worked in very hard conditions over the last 36 hours to safely dispose of this Second World War bomb", said Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster. Officials from the London City Airport posted on Twitter.More news: Fannie Mae Wants Another Multi-Billion Taxpayer Bailout
Bad weather prevented the Royal Navy from detonating the bomb in the waters off Shoeberryness Tuesday.
The area where London City Airport stands used to be an industrial center, and it came under heavy bombardment from German planes during the war.
The discovery of the unexploded bomb threw the city into chaos, with flights delayed and residents forced to spend more than 18 hours away from their homes after police established a 214-metre exclusion zone covering seven streets as a safety precaution.More news: Venezuela's Maduro orders reopening of Miami consulate before election