Costa Rica closes San Jose airport due to volcanic ash

April 24, 2015 3:59 AM

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Costa Rica closes San Jose airport due to volcanic ash

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Authorities in Costa Rica temporarily closed the airport in the capital city San Jose on Thursday after the eruption of the Turrialba volcano, the company which operates the airport said.

The volcano spewed gas and ash over various parts of San Jose, some 31 miles (50 km) from Turrialba, including the Juan Santamaria International Airport. Ash can affect the safety of flights during takeoff and landing.

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