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Dangers of flying a Met Office Civil Contingency Aircraft

When a volcano erupted in Iceland five years ago, it caused a cloud of ash over Europe which halted flights for several days.

The UK government has given the go-ahead for a new network of sensors and specially-equipped aircraft.

The initiative, involving airlines, the Civil Aviation Authority and weather forecasters, aims to keep people moving next time around.

Scientist Joss Kent and BBC Weather's Peter Gibbs discuss the dangers of the flying the Met Office Civil Contingency Aircraft.