Ryanair flies plane through Scottish ash 'red zone'

May 24, 2011 14:13

DUBLIN - Irish budget airline Ryanair on Tuesday flew a plane through Scottish airspace regulators say has "high ash concentration" in a bid to show there was no danger from a volcanic eruption in Iceland.

The Irish airline is a vocal critic of regulators' decision to close skies over Europe during an eruption last year, said in a statement there was no visible volcanic ash cloud and no evidence of volcanic ash on the airframe, wings or engines.

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