November 9th, 2010
11:07 AM ET
8 years ago

Obama shortening Indonesia visit amid fears of volcanic ash

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) - President Barack Obama is officially shortening his visit to the Indonesian capital because of fears that volcanic ash spewing from Mount Merapi could ground Air Force One, according to administration officials.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs earlier told reporters aboard Air Force One that officials were closely monitoring the ash cloud and that forecasts show air traffic might again be disrupted. Experts say volcanic ash can wreak havoc on jet engines.


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  1. T'SAH from Virginia

    Air Force One needs to TAKE OFF now and bring our President; First Laday and the rest of the staff back home safely!!!!!

    November 9, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |