Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Iceland's Volcano Continues Erupting As Europe Reconsiders Flight Bans

The Icelandic volcano continues erupting even as government aviation authorities are reconsidering lifting their flight bans that have resulted in massive delays, cancellations, and stranded passengers on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Some flights have resumed, but it will take some time before the backlog of passengers displaced by the canceled flights is cleared. Yet, there's a concern that the eruption could pick up again and threaten to shut down flights across much of northern Europe and the United Kingdom.

Here's some incredible footage of the volcano erupting, which includes multiple lightning strikes and lava bombs erupting out of the gaping maw of the volcano:

The British Navy has come to the rescue of some Britons who were stranded in Europe and couldn't return home to the UK by air:

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