Why Volcanic Ash Wreaks Havoc on Airplane Engines

That met­tle­some Ice­landic vol­cano (watch it spew) has ground­ed thou­sands of planes and pas­sen­gers world­wide. But why exact­ly? Here, an aero­space expert explains why vol­ca­noes and air­plane engines aren’t a good mix. In a quick five min­utes, you get it. Bet­ter ground­ed than sor­ry. Gary and Nats, hang in there in Tokyo…

via Mike via Sci­ence­Dump

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