Chile volcano ash grounds flights in Argentina
This image of the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano, Chile was captured by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite on June 6 at 14:25 UTC (10:25 a.m. EDT). The volcano is to the left center of the image and the ash plume is blowing northeast, then turns to the southeast and moves over the Atlantic Ocean. Credit: NASA Goddard/MODIS Rapid Response Team
By Mark Dunphy
Tue Jun 07, 2011
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Stiff winds blew ash from a Chilean volcano Tuesday in a widening arc across Argentina to the capital, grounding most air travel to and from the country.
Since airborne ash can severely damage jet engines, Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral, the country's state-owned international and domestic airlines, canceled all flights within Argentina as well as to and from other countries until further notice. the rest