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3 News/AP: Volcano in Iceland: Questions and Answers

Peter Griffin posted in on April 21st, 2010.

Questions and answers about the volcanic ash cloud in Iceland, and its effects An excerpt: (read in full here) “Q. How do we know this cloud is dangerous to airplanes? “A. A NATO F-16 fighter suffered engine damage after flying through the cloud, a Western diplomat said. “Q. Can’t planes just fly above the ash? […]

NZ Herald/NZPA: Icelandic eruption disrupts flights

Peter Griffin posted in on April 16th, 2010.

Ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which began erupting in Iceland on Wednesday, has caused flights across the UK and much of Western Europe to be grounded – something not seen in decades. The grounding is due to the danger posed by volcanic ash – if sucked into airplane engines, it can cause them to fail. […]

Icelandic ash and its implications for aircraft, health, climate

Peter Griffin posted in on April 16th, 2010.

Air traffic across Europe, including flights from Britain to New Zealand have been halted as ash from an Icelandic volcano drifts towards the continent. The volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier erupted Wednesday for the second time in less than a month. Our colleagues at the Science Media Centre in London have rounded up extensive commentary […]

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