UK budget airline to test ash cloud detector

Associated Press
UK budget airline to test ash cloud detector

FILE - This is a Saturday, April 17, 2010 file photo of the volcano in southern Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier sends ash into the air .The Icelandic volcano that has kept much of Europe land-bound is far from finished spitting out its grit, and offered up new mini-eruptions Saturday that raise concerns about longer-term damage to world air travel and trade. Budget airline easyJet PLC said Thursday May 19, 2013 it has acquired a ton of ash from Icelandic volcanoes for use in an experiment to test ash detection technology. The U.K.-based carrier says the experiment aims to minimize the impact of events like the 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland, when air travel was crippled and millions of passengers were left stranded for days because the ash cloud was considered too dangerous to fly through. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti, File)

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