Buildup of glass was found in jet engine of a NATO plane
Airspace lockdown paralyses Europe - Some Facts
-- Thirty percent of European commercial flights were scheduled to operate Monday, an intergovernment body said, but key hubs Paris, London and Frankfurt were closed until Tuesday.
-- Airlines urged governments to reopen routes through the volcanic ash over Europe, branding the flight ban a "European mess" and the economic fallout "greater than September 11".
BRUSSELS: A buildup of glass was found in the jet engine of a NATO fighter plane in Europe, a senior US official said.
LONDON: Britain ordered a fleet of navy ships to rescue thousands of stranded air passengers in Spain and France.
PARIS: French rail firm SNCF offered 80,000 extra train seats between Paris and London to get marooned air passengers home.
PARIS: Shares in leading European airlines fell in early trading, weighed down by the disruption and cost of the volcanic ash crisis.
BRUSSELS: The European Union said it was prepared to authorise exceptional financial aid to airlines hit by the airspace closure.
LONDON: Forecasters warned volcanic ash from Iceland could hit the eastern coast of Canada on Monday.
GERMANY, BRITAIN: German and British airspace closed until 0000 GMT on Tuesday.
FRANCE, ITALY, SWITZERLAND: Airports in northwest France and north Italy closed and Swiss commercial flights grounded until 0600 GMT Tuesday.
NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM: Dutch airspace closed until 1200 GMT Monday, Belgian airspace closed until 1800 GMT Monday.
ICELAND: Airports open.
FINLAND, SWEDEN, NORWAY, DENMARK: Nordic airports began reopening Monday with limited flights running across the region.
ROMANIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, CROATIA: Main airports reopened on Monday.