YESTERDAY BECAUSE OF VOLCANO ERUPTION IN ICELAND
A THICK PALL OF SMOKE ERUPTED AND OCCUPIED THE SKY OVER
BRITAIN AND EUROPE
BRITISH AIRPORT AUTHORITIES DIDNOT WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE ON AICRAFT
SAFETY HENCE ALL FLIGHTS IN AND OUT AND THRO LONDON WAS CANCELLED
Fearing that microscopic particles of highly abrasive ash could endanger passengers by causing aircraft engines to fail, authorities shut down air space over Britain, Ireland, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Belgium. That halted flights at Europe's two busiest airports — Heathrow in London and Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris — as well as dozens of other airports, 25 in France alone.