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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 17, 2010
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(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.

Holt, Lester;
Jansing, Chris;
Aspell, Tom;
Allen, Ron;
Trish, Lester Holt,

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