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All air travel closed down

Thursday 2010 04 15: All Norwegian airports were closed from 10:00 hrs local time Thursday morning, due to a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland which is rapidly drifting into Norwegian air space.


In Northern and Western Norway all aircraft were grounded from early morning, due to the Icelandic volcanic eruption, as it is feared that volcanic ash may damage aircraft and engines.


Early Thursday morning (07:45) there were still some planes leaving Trondheim for Oslo, and around 50 per cent of the flights from Oslo Airport Gardermoen had been cancelled.


Restrictions to UK airspace were already affecting Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow flights, and there were also disruptions at Manchester, Liverpool, Stansted, Newcastle and Birmingham. BBC reports.


It smells now like Iceland here in Bergen. A strong svovel smell, they now says it can last for a week"


Volcanic cloud casts long shadow over US travel;


Friday 2010 04 16: Thousands stranded after ash from volcanic eruption grounds flights in Europe


Saturday 2010 04 17: Chaos in Europe

In Europe, invisible plume of grit drifted over Europe, emptying the skies of planes and sending hundreds of thousands in search of hotel rooms, train tickets or rental cars.


Sunday 2010 04 18: Europe flight ban extended as Iceland's Eyjafjoell volcano ash cloud spreads..


Monday 2010 04 19: Qantas flights to Europe grounded until Thursday....


Tuesday 2010 04 20: Qantas cancels more Europe flights amid volcanic ash chaos.........


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Taken on April 15, 2010