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Ash forces hospital to delay mission

Howard University Hospital has been forced to postpone a medical mission to Nigeria because of the flight disruptions caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland.

The plume of volcanic ash hovering over Europe has forced thousands of flight cancellations. The Howard team was forced to postpone the mission because its flight to Nigeria had a connection in Frankfurt, Germany, that has been canceled.

The hospital had planned to send 30 doctors. It sends teams twice a year to provide free medical care in parts of the country that need it.

-- Associated Press

By Michael Bolden  |  April 16, 2010; 2:04 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Airports  
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Comments

There are, or at least usd to be recently, direct flights between NYC and Lagos.

Posted by: busgirl1 | April 16, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

A "direct flight" is not the same thing as a non-stop. If any of those "direct flights" stop in Europe, they'll be cancelled for a time.

Posted by: 1995hoo | April 16, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

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