NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010
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(London: Dawna Friesen) The re-opening of European air space featured; details given about the pressure from the airlines; scenes shown of the volcanic plume in Iceland. [2 PASSENGERS – comment.] [British Transport Secretary Lord Andrew ADONIS- says it is possible for safe routes through areas where there are low levels of ash.] [Geophysicist Rikke PEDERSEN- notes we can’t control nature.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, Anne Thompson) The risks of flying through the ash and the composition of the ash discussed; plane engine animation shown.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The hardships caused by this eruption featured; scenes shown of passengers stranded at airports; losses for the US airline and tourist industries cited; details given about the economic impact on US businesses, including UPS; photo shown of a British man at JFK Airport with a cardboard airplane. [Travelers WOMAN, S/Sgt. Garth JENKINS- comment.] [IHS Global Insight economist Nigel GAULT- says tourists from Europe are not arriving.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Madrid: Stephanie Gosk) The continuing effort of the reporter to get to Madrid from London amid this travel chaos featured. [In Spain, American tourists Carla and Doug PUNZEL- talk about their dog Frankie back home.]