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Legazpi Airport temporarily shut down due to Mayon threat

/ 04:57 PM January 22, 2018
A giant mushroom-shaped cloud rises into the air from the Mayon volcano, seen from the highway in the town of Camalig, near Legazpi City in Albay province, south of Manila on January 22, 2018. The giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on January 22, witnesses and authorities said, darkening the skies and raining ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled an impending eruption. / AFP PHOTO / -

A giant mushroom-shaped cloud rises into the air from the Mayon volcano, seen from the highway in the town of Camalig, near Legazpi City in Albay province, south of Manila on January 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO 

Legazpi Airport has been temporarily shut down until further notice amid threats from the restive Mayon volcano.

“The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said in its advisory said that effective 2:21 p.m. Monday, operations of Legazpi Airport is temporary closed until further advice. Affected flights are Cebu Pacific’s Manila-Legazpi and Mactan-Legazpi,” CAAP said in a statement.

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CAAP also issued a notice to airmen (Notam) after Alert Level 4 in Mayon Volcano was raised by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. It also erupted at 10:35 a.m., sending a volanic ash cloud into the air.

The Notam is effective from 12:06 p.m. on January 22 until 9 a.m. on Jan. 23.

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CAAP also advised pilots flying near the area to exercise extreme caution, as ash from volcanic eruption can be hazardous to the aircraft. /je

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