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Iceland volcano ash reaches UK, 500 flights affected

November 5, 2019


Volcano ash reaches UK, 500 flights affected Iceland volcano Grimsvotn erupted last Saturday. The resulting ash cloud spread over Scandinavia and the UK. The Grimsvotn eruption shot a plume of ash 20km into the sky. Particles in the ash cloud can corrode the surface of aircraft and damage jet engines by eroding blades and jamming cooling chambers and turbines. About 10 airports in the UK were closed due to safety concerns, affecting thousands of passengers. At least 500 flights were cancelled across Europe yesterday. The disarray is like a repeat of last year’s Eyjafjallajokull eruption. Taiwan’s domestic China Airlines and EVA Airways retained normal schedules to Europe yesterday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, however, issued a travel alert, reminding people to make sure their flights to Europe aren’t delayed or cancelled. Apple Action New�

8 Comments

  • Reply Ungoogleable o_O May 25, 2011 at 11:10 am

    @Konartwist There is hardly any prevention method for passenger planes. And why make it mandatory if it's in the intererest of the airlines to transport their passengers.

  • Reply Ungoogleable o_O May 25, 2011 at 11:18 am

    @Konartwist How does my second point make no sense? Is it a right to be able to travel by plane even in times of volcanic eruptions? I don't think so, therefore there is no need to make anything related to this mandatory.

  • Reply OscarMaris May 25, 2011 at 11:34 am

    look at all those pale-faces.

  • Reply Ungoogleable o_O May 25, 2011 at 11:51 am

    @Konartwist Terrifying good argumentation!

  • Reply Cookie UK May 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Fucking Iceland.

  • Reply Adrian May 25, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Only from 0:52 on did i notice that it's in Chinese. My brain is getting used to NMA.

  • Reply SpartanXIII May 25, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    God damn you iceland, can't you keep your ash from spraying over us for one year at least?

  • Reply Angel Moreno May 27, 2011 at 1:59 am

    i only clicked on this because the baby in the icon looked like a freak alien. i am so very disappointed.

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