Alaska Airlines cancels flights after Mt. Redoubt eruptions - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Alaska Airlines cancels flights after Mt. Redoubt eruptions

ANCHORAGE, Alaska. - The eruptions this morning from Mount Redoubt have prompted Alaska Airlines to cancel all flights to and from Anchorage until sunrise Friday.

Era Aviation also had canceled four flights as of midday Thursday because of concerns over ash.

The largest eruption this morning sent the plume 12 miles into the air. The National Weather Service has issued an ash advisory for the western Kenai Peninsula, and trace amounts of ash could fall on Anchorage.

Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage also moved six planes north to Eielson Air Force Base, near Fairbanks, and two to McChord Air Force Base near Tacoma as a precaution.

All other planes at Elmendorf have been placed in shelters.

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