World War 2 bomb unearthed near NAIA
THE Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Group and the airport police department at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) recovered a World War II vintage bomb unearthed by construction workers who were digging the improvement of the drainage system along MIA road near the old Nayong Pilipino on Thursday afternoon.
Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal said a vintage dud bomb was dug up by the personnel of the water company.
The World War II unexploded bomb, which weighed around 2,000 pounds and about three-foot long was unearthed by the personnel of St. Gerald Construction Company at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 while excavating for the installation of the water drainage pipe line.
Monreal said the vintage bomb was rusting and unexploded and initially detected when the excavating backhoe slightly scraped the bomb at a depth of about two meters.
Airport police personnel and PNP-Aviation Security Group – Explosive Ordnance Division personnel responded to the scene and carefully unearthed and hoisted the bomb to a safer ground.
Although it was old and rusting, the vintage bomb could still explode if not properly handled, Monreal said.
The WWII artillery bomb was turned over to the PNP Aviation Security Group for proper disposition.