Friday, April 16, 2010

100,000 Britons stranded in Europe by volcanic ash cloud as air traffic chiefs extend lockdown to 7am Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1266300/Iceland-volcano-Ash-cloud-grounds-British-European-flights.html#ixzz0lHNYKVH4

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Thousands of Britons today remain stranded after a vast cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland crippled airports for a second day.
With the no-fly deadline pushed back to 7am tomorrow, an estimated 100,000 people were desperately trying to get back to the UK at the end of the Easter break.

The National Air Traffic Service (NATs) has eased the lockdown for a large part of Scottish airspace - which includes Shetney, the Orkneys and Northern Ireland - from 7pm today.

Stansted
 Young passengers wait for information about flight cancellations in Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport

Fed up: Young passengers wait for information about flight cancellations in Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport yesterday. The disruption could continue for days, experts have warned

Eyjafjallajokull

Face of the volcano: A radar image shows the crater of Eyjafjallajokull in southeast Iceland which has caused the cloud of volcanic ash to spread over Europe

how the cloud of molten ash spread.jpg
Volcanic plume of smoke

Choking: The smoke is blown across the skies above houses in Iceland yesterday

Nobody was able to beat the flying
ban.
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