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Old March 8 2014, 10:51 PM   #13
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Re: Malaysian airliner feared lost..

publiusr wrote: View Post
Wasn't there some plumes that remained aloft from that part of the world recently? Not all volcanoes are as well measured

Mount Sinabung in Sumatra seems suspect: "On 07 March 2014, an eruption resulted in an ash plume extending west and reaching a height of 4 km"
Thoug if the aircraft flew through one of thsoe and it caused the engines to fail there would still be time to put out a mayday call.

There was an incident with a British Airways 747 back in 1980 or thereabouts when volcanic ash caused all four engines to shutdown but they were able to get them restarted.
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