European Union transportation authorities will create a new traffic control system to deal with crises like volcanic ash more effectively.
Citing the government bailout after the Sept. 11 shutdown of US airspace, European airlines are seeking government compensation over groundings caused by the ash cloud released from an Iceland volcano. So are some stranded passengers.
Warnings were raised two years ago about the downed Airbus. According to an immigrant safety advocate, 'We are put in trashy planes that do not meet the norms.'
Air France reports a possible lightning strike. Airbus 330-200 has a good safety record.