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

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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.

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