A World War II aircraft bomb dismantled at Brussels Airport

An aircraft bomb dating from the Second World War was safely dismantled overnight. DOVO (the Belgian explosive ordnance disposal unit), has disabled the bomb without difficulties.

During works on apron 9 at the cargosite a World War II aircraft bomb was found on Monday 20 August. All works on the apron were stopped and, following the instruction of DOVO, a preventive safety perimeter of 100 meters around the bomb was set.

After inspection of the aircraft bomb, DOVO confirmed that there was no danger to passengers, airport staff or operations. As there was no immediate danger, DOVO decided to disable the bomb during the night of Tuesday to Wednesday.

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DOVO was able to dismantle the aircraft bomb without having to detonate it.

Brussels Airport wishes to thank DOVO and all services and partners involved for the good collaboration.