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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-04-15 10:11
Subject: Okay ...
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It's not just Scotland.

I see that BAA are suspending all flights out of Heathrow and Stansted.

(Looks out of window)

Is that just overcast, or is it volcanic dust?

Looking at the map, they appear to be following the precautionary principle, so we probably don't actually have dust over us right now, not down here, but they don't want to send planes up into something that might cause severe damage to turbojets. (Not since the scary time a 747 lost all 4 engines and nearly came down as a result.)

ETA: following crazyscot's link will bring you to this page of graphics file links, of which this one shows the latest forecast.

ETA: farewell, Denmark. They're closing their airspace at 1600Z.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-04-15 10:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
1985? There was the Speedbird 9 incident in 1982 ...
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Megabitch
User: megabitch
Date: 2010-04-15 13:21 (UTC)
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I thought it was '85 that her trip to UK happened - she was around 16/17, was depressed and "couldn't cope" and somehow talked mum and dad into paying for her to visit the UK on her own (well, visiting family) for several months - Yes, I'm still boggled about the whole thing. But I definitely recall the whole drama of her return plane losing engines and diverting to Jakarta because of a volcano & volcanic ash.
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