Thousands of air passengers faced cancellations Tuesday as a cloud of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland spread over northern Europe, grounding flights in parts of Britain and putting European air traffic controllers on alert.
AP - The spread of dense ash from the erupting Iceland volcano could force the cancellation of up to 500 commercial flights in Northern Ireland, Scotland and parts of Scandinavia, the European air traffic agency said Tuesday.
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Europe's air traffic control organisation is monitoring the possible impact on flights of the ash cloud spewed by the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland.
Date created : 2011-05-24