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Woe is us nearly all UK Domestic flight cancelled

pierre_pierre
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Woe is us nearly all UK Domestic flight cancelled

the Icelandic Volcano Erruption Dust cloud if nearly over the UK an BA - London has cancelled Domestic flights, Easy Jet Luton and Stansted, flights to the North cancelled, cant find news item yet
heres the news http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8621407.stm
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All of Scotland's airports were shut and there were disruptions at others including Manchester, Liverpool, Stansted, Newcastle and Birmingham.
The Air Traffic Control Service (Nats), imposed restrictions after the Met Office warned ash could damage engines.
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pierre_pierre
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its all Eyjafjallajoekull  fault http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8620485.stm
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We're all doomed!  DOOMED I tell you!
WildRose52
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Doomed? lol.
Only those who are trying to get away on holiday, or get back home are.
The bigger risk is going to be if the nearby Katla volcano erupts.
Scientists say history has proven that when the Eyjafjallajokull
volcano erupts, Katla follows. Eyjafjallajokull has now erupted.
Fox news recently ran a report saying that if Katla erupts & it melts the glaciers,
then England will be the first one affected.    Therefore those on the Irish Sea
coastline might then want to think of getting away from the coast.
I do live on that coastline but we`re some 512 feet above sea level, but certainly
if it caused tsunumis it would devastate our little town centre.
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This is definitely worth watching  http://www.radarvirtuel.com/?lat=54.265224078605655&lng=-4.5263671875&zoom=5
Edit - looks like the server has been taken down or blocked
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Re: Woe is us nearly all UK Domestic flight cancelled

Quote from: pierre_pierre
the Icelandic Volcano Erruption Dust cloud if nearly over the UK an BA - London has cancelled Domestic flights, Easy Jet Luton and Stansted, flights to the North cancelled, cant find news item yet
heres the news http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8621407.stm
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All of Scotland's airports were shut and there were disruptions at others including Manchester, Liverpool, Stansted, Newcastle and Birmingham.
The Air Traffic Control Service (Nats), imposed restrictions after the Met Office warned ash could damage engines.


Teesside airport is affected as well.
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Re: Woe is us nearly all UK Domestic flight cancelled

If you look at the link Jim gave it's far more than that, only Heathrow, Gatwick and other south coast airports are operating.
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From the BBC:
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The Air Traffic Control Service (Nats) said no flights would be allowed in or out of UK airspace from midday to 1800BST amid fears of engine damage.
Airports operator BAA confirmed all flights at Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick would be suspended from midday.
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Its certainly not good Jim.     I wasnt aware of that website so thanks for the
link you posted.
I realise it probably sounds abit dramatic what that Fox News report stated
about the consequences if Katla erupts.
However, and just to give you an idea that this can indeed happen, then I
would refer to an event in Peru two days ago.
A large chuck of a glacier broke off, plunging into a lake in
Peru sparking a 23-metre high tsunami wave that destroyed a nearby town.
Authorities declared a state of emergency in the province of Carhuaz in Peru’s
Ancash region.
You can check that out for yourself.    Run a search for the Alerts site: RSOE EDIS
and you`ll find the Peru event on the list.
Thats also a useful website to use for checking out worldwide events like earthquakes,
volcanos, epidemic hazards and other emergencies.
Granted the Peru event wasnt caused by any volcanic eruption, the glacier just broke
anyway, but its a similar scenario to what they stated about Katla IF it were to melt
glaciers - same effect whether its huge chucks of ice or a sudden input of water from
a melted glacier.
We are certainly living in interesting times.
Thing is though, these sort of events have all happened in the past.
I was reading a list of historical earthquakes, and although we might think that the earthquake
/tsunumi event in Asia on Boxing Day 2004 was huge -  there`s been many similar size events
in the past particularly in countries like China and Iran, and just as many ppl were killed.
`Nothing new under the sun` (as they say)
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/historical.php
Start at the foot of the list - just look at the size of those events.


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I think it's a fairly sensible precaution actually.
I'd rather be delayed by a day than fly and end up plummeting to my death because the engines seized up.
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Why can't things like this happen when BA staff are on strike?  Would make the world so much easier for travellers.
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Interesting: there's a flight from Reykjavik to Schiphol heading for the Cardiff area - looks like it must have flown well to the west of it's normal route. It's the most westerly plane.
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to Rose there is an even worse one looming, the Island of I think Gran Caneria is threatening to split asunder and cause havoc to the east coast of USA. http://www.drgeorgepc.com/TsunamiMegaEvaluation.html And the California Plate is also currently causing havoc
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A long time ago, there is a well documented incident that involved a trans-Pacific BA Boeing 707 flying through volcanic ash at high altitude, that caused the shut-down of all four engines. It was much due the calm skill of the flight-deck crew that managed to get all the engines re-started by putting the aircraft into a steep dive to increase the airflow through the engines.
After landing safely, on inspection many parts of the engines looked as if they had been heavily sand-papered.
This is not just playing safe. It is vital that aircraft stay away from this volcanic cloud.
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