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Measurement flight 'Volcanic ash investigation' mission flying over Eyjafjalla



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Measurement flight 'Volcanic ash investigation' mission flying over Eyjafjalla
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After the rain clouds cleared, the Falcon took off again at about 13:00 CEST on Saturday, 1 May, for a measurement flight over Iceland and to study the volcanic plume. Measurement conditions were almost ideal despite light cloud cover. The flight route led the Falcon directly past the Eyjafjalla volcano. At about 200 kilometres from the volcano, the aircraft flew over the volcanic ash cloud several times at roughly 6000 metres altitude.

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