Wednesday 16 January 2019

Volcano causes chaos

Dairy farmer Berglind Hilmarsdottir wears protective gear as he looks for cattle lost in ash clouds in Nupur, Iceland. Photo: Brynjar Gauti/AP
Dairy farmer Berglind Hilmarsdottir wears protective gear as he looks for cattle lost in ash clouds in Nupur, Iceland. Photo: Brynjar Gauti/AP
Stranded German tourists wait for departure at Dover port ferry terminal on April 19. Photo: Getty Images
Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from the Mount Eyjafjallajokul volcano in Iceland over the weekend. Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Passengers outside Dublin Port after arriving home on the ferry. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins
A deserted departure gate as Dublin Airport remained closed yesterday because of threat posed by volcanic ash. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins
A British Airways flight takes off from Heathrow Airport to test the effects of the volcanic ash cloud. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA
A stranded airline passenger waits at El Prat international airport in Barcelona. Photo: Getty Images
Stranded travelers to Europe wait in Terminal 8 at JFK airport in New York. Photo: Getty Images
Some stranded travellers evacuated from Calais in France arrive at Dover marina yesterday after a Dunkirk-style rescue. Photo: Max Nash/PA
A plume of volcanic ash rises into the atmosphere after a volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in southern Iceland erupted on Wednesday April 14. Photo: Reuters
Weather conditions in the north Atlantic meant that the thick plume of volcanic ash was picked up by the jet stream and carried south east towards Ireland, the UK and northern Europe
Staff offer advice to passengers at Edinburgh Airport as airports across Scotland cancelled flights on Thursday morning due to the threat posed to aircraft by the ash cloud. Photo: PA
The spread of the ash cloud meant that Nordic countries were forced to cancel flights and close their airspace early on Thursday. Photo: Getty Images
Weather experts at Britain's Met Office tracked the ash plume using colour satellite imagery as it moved towards northern Europe. Photo: Getty Images
Belfast International Airport, pictured, was closed early on Thursday along with George Best Belfast City Airport as the ash cloud spread to Ireland. Photo: Reuters
The scene at Dublin Airport on Thursday morning as the Irish Aviation Authority decided to close Irish airspace to all flights. Photo: Collins
The sun sets on Heathrow airport on Thursday evening. Europe's busiest airport became an unfamiliar site as British authorities took the decision earlier that day to close all the UK's airspace, grounding hundreds of planes and leaving thousands of passengers stranded. Photo: PA
Stranded passengers sleep on camp beds as they wait for their flights at the Zaventem International Airport near Brussels. Photo: Reuters
A passenger sleeps next to empty check-in counters in a terminal at the Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Roissy, outside Paris. Photo: Reuters
Flights to and from Berlin's Tegel airport were briefly suspended Saturday. Photo: Reuters
Lufthansa planes sit on the tarmac at Frankfurt airport on Friday. Photo: Reuters
Mapping the Icelandic volcanic ash
An Aer Lingus flight bound for the United States leaves Dublin airport as the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) reopened the airport along with those at Shannon and Cork on Friday morning. Photo: PA

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