Page last updated at 15:33 GMT, Thursday, 15 April 2010 16:33 UK

Eric Moody: The pilot who flew into volcanic ash in 1982


All flights in and out of the UK and several other European countries have been suspended as ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland moves south.

There are fears the ash could clog up aircraft engines and cause them to stop.

Eric Moody is a retired pilot for British Airways, who was in the cockpit of a Boeing 747 which flew through volcanic ash over the South Indian Ocean in 1982.

He recalled the moment all four engines failed to the BBC's Matthew Amroliwala.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific