The Royal Navy has dragged an unexploded World War II bomb down the River Thames overnight and plans to detonate it at sea on Tuesday.The bomb — a 500-kilogram tapered-end shell, measuring about 4.9 feet long — was discovered buried in dense silt near the runway of London City Airport on Sunday morning.The airport shut on Sunday night and all of Monday so that London police and a Royal Navy bomb disposal team could remove the device. Hundreds of flights were cancelled, disrupting some 16,000 people's travel plans.The unexploded ordnance is now at a military range in the sea off Shoeburyness, Essex. The navy plans to attach high-grade military detonators to blow it up around 11 a.m. local time on Tuesday.

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