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Checks on ash test flight plane


British Airways engineers are carrying out checks on a jet at the airline's facility in the Vale of Glamorgan following a test flight to Cardiff Airport.

The BA 747 was taken from Heathrow to Cardiff via the Atlantic to see if it could safely fly, despite the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano.

A BA spokesman said the aircraft had encountered no difficulties. Kate Scott-Williams reports.

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