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Greenland airspace partly closes over volcanic ash

REYKJAVIK : A portion of the airspace over Denmark 's autonomous territory Greenland has been closed due to ash from
Published May 23, 2011
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VolcanoREYKJAVIK: A portion of the airspace over Denmark's autonomous territory Greenland has been closed due to ash from an erupting Icelandic volcano, Danish air traffic control officials said Monday.

Naviair spokeswoman Helle Kogsbell told AFP that authorities had partly closed Greenland airspace late Sunday "due to the spread of ash from the Icelandic volcano to the east coast of Greenland."

She said the airspace would remain shut until at least 1200 GMT Monday.

"The space, up to 6,000 metres (nearly four miles) of altitude, from north of Kulusuk. to Constable Point in the East, remains closed to air traffic," Kogsbell said.

Naviair is responsible for the airspace over Greenland only up to 6,000 kilometres, while Canada and Iceland have control over airspace above that.

 

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2011

 

 

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2011

 

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