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Iceland volcano grounds 252 flights

world Updated: May 24, 2011 14:04 IST

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European air traffic controllers announced on Tuesday morning that 252 flights had been cancelled, as a volcanic ash cloud covered Scotland and Northern Ireland.

"Most airlines have cancelled flights today -- 252 flights," said Brian Flynn, head of operations at the Brussels-based Eurocontrol via Twitter.

"Parts of ashcloud to cover Scotland and Northern Ireland today."