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20 May 2019 | 03:07 PM UTC

Germany: Operations suspended at Dortmund Airport due to WWII bombs May 20

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Authorities suspend operations at Dortmund Airport (DTM) after WWII bombs found May 20; airspace closed around DTM until further notice

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/21/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Dortmund Airport (DTM)

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Airport officials suspended flight operations at Dortmund Airport (DTM) on Monday afternoon (local time), May 20, after the discovery of unexploded ordnance dating from the Second World War. Officials closed the airspace around DTM to allow technicians to defuse three devices discovered south of Dortmund's city center. According to authorities, operations will remain suspended until further notice. 

Flight disruptions are to be expected at DTM over the coming hours. 


Individuals at or traveling via DTM are advised to confirm the status of their flights, budget extra time to reach their gates, and contact their airlines for further details. Further information on the airport closure can be found here.


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