Delays to Norwich to Amsterdam flights after second world war bomb found at Schiphol Airport

Norwich flights to Amsterdam have been delayed after a second world war bomb was found at Schiphol Airport.

Schiphol's Terminal C, the terminal serving most European destinations, has been evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Norwich International Airport said flights into and out of Schiphol were being restricted, but the flight due to arrive in Norwich at 9.10am landed at 9.33am, slightly delayed because of the bomb scare.

The 9.50am flight to Amsterdam was delayed, but has now departed.

The duty operations manager said they hoped to have more information later on today, ahead of the next flight to Amsterdam, which is due to leave at 4.40pm.

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Stansted Airport said their first flight to Amsterdam is at 16.45pm today with EasyJet, and added that they do not expect this to be delayed.

The Amsterdam airport said: 'During construction activities at Pier C this morning, probably a bomb from World War II has been found.

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'As a precaution, the C-pier has been closed. The bomb squad is investigating at the moment. This may have implications for air traffic in the form of cancellations and delays.'

Travellers are being advised to consult their flight operators or to check flight information on airport websites.

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