Volcanic ash to close London's Heathrow airport

Passenger relax after flights were canceled due to the volcanic ash cloud, at Newcastle International Airport, England, Sunday May 16, 2010. Civil aviation officials say a drifting, dense cloud of volcanic ash is encroaching on British airspace, forcing the closure of airports in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and much of England. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

May 16, 2010 7:05:17 PM PDT
Europe's busiest airport closed early Monday morning as a dense cloud of volcanic ash drifted across England from Iceland, aviation authorities said.