Amsterdam airport partly closed by WWII bomb scare

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/29/us-dutch-airport-wwiibomb-idUSBRE87S06N20120829

    Authorities closed part of Amsterdam Schiphol airport on Wednesday after discovering what they suspected was a World War Two bomb, the Dutch airport said.

    "Terminal C has been evacuated as a precautionary measure," a Schiphol airport spokeswoman said, due to a "serious suspicion" the airport had found a bomb from the war that ended in 1945.

    "This will have a big impact. We can park planes somewhere else to some extent but at some point it will lead to cancellations or delays," she said.


    The terminal handles flights to the European Union's passport-free Schengen zone, which includes most European destinations, including France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

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    We flew out of there on Sunday, they were digging near the end of the tereminal and had been for at least the past week, probably for much longer. Iceland Air also flys their two flights out of that terminal.
     
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    Such WWII bomb finds are not unusual. I'm sure that AMS can handle this scare.
     

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