A volcano in Iceland is sending tons of ash, rock, and other debris into the atmosphere. The ash cloud is spreading eastwards. Flights are being canceled in the U.K., Norway, Sweden, and other countries due to the danger of debris clogging the engines, which happened during a similar eruption in 1982:
“Good evening ladies and gentlemen. This is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are all doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress.”
—Capt. Eric Moody, British Airways
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