Puyehue Volcano Over 500 Miles South Of Santiago Cancels Flights From Two Buenos Aires Airports In Argentina

By on Jun 8, 2011 in Events, Natural Disasters, Science, World Comments

Puyehue volcano situated over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile which has been reported to have erupted on Saturday and Sunday grounded domestic and international flights on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, international news reported.

Two Buenos Aires airports which were said to be the busiest in Argentina cancelled their flights on Tuesday due to volcanic ash from the erupting Puyehue volcano in Chile because airborne ash can severely damage jet engines.

According to reports, Buenos Aires Ezeiza international airport cancelled 32 flights. Meanwhile, 30 flights were also cancelled at the Aeroparque de Buenos Aires both with domestic and regional flights destinations.

Furthermore, LAN airlines, currently positioned amongst the largest airlines in Latin America also cancelled more than 35 flights from Chile to southern Argentina.

Information on flight schedule resumption is yet to be announced.

Puyehue volcano column of smoke and ashes

A column of smoke and ashes comes out from the Puyehue volcano over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile.
Image Credit: AP Photo/Martin Iniguez

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