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
By JENNIFER QUINN Associated Press Writer
LONDON (AP) - May 16, 2010 --
Europe's busiest airport closed early Monday morning as a dense cloud of volcanic ash drifted across England from Iceland, aviation authorities said.