Why planes don’t fly during a volcanic eruption

Hawaii’s Mount Kilauea erupted Thursday morning at 4:00 a.m. local time. The eruption sent ash clouds as high as 30,000 feet. Ash clouds wreak havoc on modern airliners and their jet engines. 

On Thursday, Mount Kilauea on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted at 4:00 a.m. local time on Thursday. The explosive eruption sent ash clouds 30,000 feet in the air and has forced more than 1,000 people to flee. 

Kilauea’s eruptions have been building

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