Volcanic ash
Simulation of how volcanic ash affects a flight (video embedded from YouTube on 17 April 2010)
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Volcanic ash spread over Europe between 15-17 April 2010, which forced the closing of part of the European airspace and the cancellation of thousands of flights (image embedded from Wikipedia on 17 April 2010)

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The British Airways incident due to flying through a cloud of volcanic ash.

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