The devastating eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull in mid-April brought mass disruption to skies over Europe, shutting down European airspace and stranding hundreds of thousands of air passengers around the world. As news crews frantically monitored the ash cloud’s progress and reported on the repatriation of tourists and business travellers, a National Geographic Channel film crew was on the ground in Iceland. They documented dramatic events unfolding at the scene before, during and after the volcano’s two eruptions on 20th March and the second, larger eruption on 14th April. This crew was the only one to cover the story from the beginning – getting the first access via helicopter to the glacier atop the volcano. In doing so, they secured incredible, unparalleled footage of the volcano as it was erupting.
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