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Can't planes fly below the ash cloud?

Duration: 04:37

Dallas asks two experts why airliners can’t simply fly below the volcanic ash cloud.

Available since: Fri 3 Jun 2011


Series Producer
Ed Booth
Series Editor
Dermot Caulfield
Dallas Campbell

This clip is from

Bang Goes the Theory Series 3, Episode 5

5/6 Liz visits the volcano that brought Britain to a standstill. Dallas looks at probabilities

First broadcast: 06 Oct 2010

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