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4 years 4 months ago

2nd Iceland volcano issues ominous warning

A second, much larger volcano in Iceland is showing signs that it may be about to erupt, scientists have warned. Since the start of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, which caused cancellations of thousands of flights in Europe because of a giant ash cloud, there has been much speculation about neighboring...

4 years 5 months ago

Ash clears, London airports reopen

Britain's two major international airports reopened to some flights today after a no-fly zone was imposed because of a dense cloud of drifting volcanic ash from Iceland. And Europe's air traffic management agency says it appears the cloud is beginning to disperse. Britain's National Air Traffic Service says London's...

4 years 6 months ago

Volcanic ash still limiting flights

European airports sent thousands of planes into the sky today after a week of unprecedented disruptions, but shifting winds sent a new plume of volcanic ash over Scandinavia, forcing some airports in Norway and Sweden to close again. A spokesman for Eurocontrol, the European air traffic agency, says the...

4 years 6 months ago

More European airspace reopening

Airliners are gradually reoccupying the skies over Europe after massive disruptions due to ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland. Germany's air traffic controllers say they've reopened the country's airspace today. London's Heathrow airport, Europe's busiest, has also reopened, delivering rays of hope to stranded travelers. Officials say...

4 years 6 months ago

Volcanic ash delays wounded troop flights

The Pentagon says that medical evacuation flights out of Afghanistan are taking eight hours longer because of the cloud of volcanic ash hanging over Europe. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said Monday that the military is using the Navy's Rota Air Base in Spain, instead of Ramstein Air Base in...

4 years 6 months ago

Ash cloud grounds flights in Europe

Air traffic across much of Europe is grounded today by an ash cloud from a volcano in Iceland. Thousands of flights have been canceled, with tens of thousands of people stranded. Officials say it's not clear when it will be safe enough to fly again. One scientist says the...

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