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Kirkwall Airport reopens after 'torpedo' disruption

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Kirkwall Airport has reopened after Royal Navy bomb disposal experts dealt with a suspected torpedo.

Passengers were warned of flight disruptions at the terminal on Friday after a fishing boat landed a suspected unexploded torpedo nearby.

Flight operators were notified of an airspace closure between 11:30 and 14:30.

The bomb disposal team was due to carry out a controlled explosion on the device on the shore near the airport.

Operators said delays were inevitable and passengers should check the status of flights before going to the airport.

Flights returned to normal after the three-hour shutdown.

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