Grimsvotn volcano eruption captured on video


26.05.11.Vertoletnaya service personnel deployed Iceland volcano Grimsvotn, taken shortly before around the crater was declared a no-fly zone. Operator described the feelings he experienced during filming.

The helicopter flew to the Grimsvotn around 11 am and landed 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the volcano on May 21. According to the operator Jon Gustafsson, the most unpleasant when filming was biting cold wind blowing from the glacier.
"We tried to work outside (helicopter — approx. Opinion), but we had only a couple of minutes," — writes in a comment posted videos Jon Gusstavson.

According to him, in the landing area there was a risk of precipitation in the form of ash, so the helicopter took off again.

"After we took off, we had to stay at a low altitude, because around the erupting volcano was a lot of lightning. Lightning strike at such high winds, extreme cold and even near the eruption — something undesirable. In Reykjavik we returned at two o'clock. Now the airspace within 20 nautical miles from the Grimsvotn closed ", — says the operator.

Recall, on Saturday, May 21, in Iceland began erupting Grimsvotn volcano, located in the south-eastern part of the country. The smoke from the eruption rose to an altitude of 20 km. Later, the ash cloud has forced European airlines to cancel hundreds of flights. On Wednesday, the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn has stopped.
Filming: Jon Gustafsson

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