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Airlines / Flight Groundings / Volcano #970863

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 15, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The ash cloud from the volcano in Iceland shown; maps of the plume’s spread and air traffic over the U.K. shown.

(London: Dawna Friesen) The disruption of air travel in Europe and around the world featured; scenes shown of grounded planes and the darkness in Iceland; map of airport closures shown; a previous incident involving a plane flying into an ash cloud recalled. [British Prime Minister Gordon BROWN – says safety comes first.] [TRAVELLER – reacts.] [Columbia University professor William MENKE†, aviation expert Tom CASEY†- describe the impact on airplanes.] [Retire pilot Capt. Eric MOODY†- says the authorities are dead right.] [The Weather Channel Adam BERG†- comments on the weather pattern.] [On British TV, ITN’s Lawrence McGINTY†- says don’t bank on flying tomorrow.]

Williams, Brian;
Friesen, Dawna

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