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More Buenos Aires flights cancelled over ash cloud


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More Buenos Aires flights cancelled over ash cloud

Flights from Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires have been cancelled again because of an ash cloud from the Cordon Caulle volcano in neighbouring Chile. It follows massive disruption on Tuesday.

The volcano had been dormant for decades before erupting on Saturday, spewing out an ash cloud more than 10 kilometres high.

Local airlines cancelled more than a dozen flights scheduled for Thursday because the ash can damage aircraft’s engines. Some other flights were delayed.

Argentina’s transport ministry said at least seven regional airports had to be closed and would not reopen until it was safe to do so.

The volcano is still erupting, though less fiercely than it did earlier in the week.

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