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Volcanic ash fact-finding mission takes to the skies

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A German research plane has taken to the skies above Iceland in order to measure the amount of ash still in the atmosphere following the volcanic eruption that grounded air traffic in Europe.

It is hoped the data collected from the tests could also be used to predict future eruptions.

Imtiaz Tyab reports.

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