NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 17, 2010
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(Hvolsvollur, Iceland: Chris Jansing) The eruption of the volcano in Iceland featured; scenes shown from a helicopter flight over the volcano & from a darkened road & farm; details given about the threat from flooding. [In the copter, University of Cambridge volcanologist Evgenia ILYINSKAYA- talks about the immense energy, steam & ash clouds from the volcano.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(London: Tom Aspell) The impact of the volcano on international air travel featured; scenes shown from Heathrow & other airports where travellers have been stranded by the ash cloud; details given about rail & ferry services. [Eurocontrol Kenneth THOMAS- lists the countries that can fly.] [In Rome, in India, two TRAVELLERS - react.] [P&O Ferries Michelle ULYATT- comment on services.]
(Newark: Ron Allen) The grounding of flights out of the US to Europe featured; scenes shown from the Newark & other airports; details given about options for those stranded. [Northern Ireland VISITOR, two TRAVELLERS, AMERICAN - comment on the situation.] [Budget Travelcom editor Sean O'NEILL- notes the limited requirements for the airlines.]
(Studio: Lester Holt, Trish Regan) The impact of the flight restrictions on airlines, shipping, the fragile state of the European economy & the potential impact on the US economy & trade with Europe discussed.