Icelandic Volcano Eruption: News Item Sample

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Iceland closed its main international airport and canceled domestic flights Sunday due to a powerful volcanic eruption.

Airport and air traffic control operator ISAVIA said Keflavik airport, the country’s main hub, was closed at 0830GMT (4:30 a.m. EDT), and would stay shut for the rest of the day.

In April 2010, officials closed the continent’s air space for five days,fearing the ash could harm jet engines.Some 10 million travelers were stranded.