Published On: Tue, Oct 30th, 2012

World War II bomb found at Japanese airport delays flights

The Sendai airport in Japan had to close after discovering an unexploded bomb, identified later as an American bomb, was located.

Flights in and out of the airport was cancelled when the device, weighing over 550 pounds, was unearthed during a construction project near a runway.

It was identified as American-made and is believed to be a dud from World War II.

Local police official Hiroshi Ouchi said a military bomb squad was called and evacuations were being considered.

Japanese cities were bombed heavily during World War II, and finding duds is not unusual.

The rusty condition of the bombs can make them prone to detonate when moved.

The Sendai airport was closed for months due to damage from last year’s tsunami.

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