How ash could damage aircraft

The ash cloud from Iceland's volcano could cause severe damage to aircraft.

    Several European countries have closed their airspace after a cloud of ash thrown up by a volcano in Iceland spread over the continent.

    The tiny particles of ash could cause severe damage to aircraft as they could get sucked into jet engines, clog fuel systems and obscure window screens.

    Al Jazeera's Emma Hayward explains.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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