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Airlines / Flight Groundings / Volcano #970900

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 16, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(London: Dawna Friesen) The suspension of air travel due to the ash cloud from the volcano in Iceland updated; map shown of the spread of the cloud over Europe; scenes shown of stranded passengers, people on the runway at Bristol’s airport; details given of the impact on events in Europe, including the funeral for Poland’s president and the birthday party for Denmark’s queen. [EUROCONTROL deputy chief Brian FLYNN†- predicts disruption of air traffic tomorrow.] [TRAVELLER – reacts.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Hvolsvollur, Iceland: Chris Jansing) Concern in Iceland about this eruption featured; scenes shown of the lava, the volcanic plume; details given of concern about flooding; animation shown of the eruption of Katla that was triggered by Eyjafjallajökull. [Farmer Thorkil ERIKSEN‡- recalls the sound of the eruption.] [University of Iceland volcanologist Bjorn ODDSSON†- notes they don’t know how long it will continue.] [NBC News Al ROKER†- says we don’t see an end to this weather pattern.]

Williams, Brian;
Friesen, Dawna;
Jansing, Chris

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