Aircrafts Grounded All Over Europe
This article explains the ammount of flights that have been halted in Europe.
Many airports all over Europe have grounded their air-crafts after a volcano eruption in Iceland. The Volcano has been sending volcanic ash all over Europe because of the winds. The airports have grounded their flights as the cloud’s of ash can instantly clog a jet engine. The ash is drifting at around 20,000 feet about where a passenger plane would fly. European controllers say about 17,000 flights have been grounded because of this volcano eruption. The flight restrictions will be fully lifted for the United Kingdom by Saturday 17th April. In 1982 a British Airways jumbo jet had all of its engines shut down after it flew through a flume of volcanic ash. In 1989 a KLM flight had gone through a the plume of erupting Mount Redoubt causing all of its engines to fail.