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Mount St Helen's Volcano

When Mount St Helens erupted in the USA in 1980 it sent a huge cloud of ash and dust over eleven states.

Geologist Dorothy Stoffel was flying directly above the volcano as it blew. She tells Witness about that day.

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10 minutes

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Tue 18 May 2010 22:50GMT

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