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'There are natural forces out there that are stronger and stranger than you can ever imagine'; Pilot Captain Klaus Sievers, 63, remembers the disruption caused by the volcanic-ash cloud over Europe, 11 years ago Flashback

Apr 10, 2021 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

As a pilot, you are always in the hands of mother nature. It is in the back of your mind from the moment you take off until you land. But even after 39 years in the profession, I've never seen a disruption to the airline industry quite like what happened in 2010.

On the 14 April, a volcano erupted from beneath Iceland's Eyjafjallajõkull glacier, leading to the paralysis of flights all over Europe. Prior to the pandemic, this was the biggest disturbance to air traffic since the Second Worl...