London, Apr 17: The volcanic ash drifting through the European skies grounded flights for the third day leaving thousands of travelers stranded across the world stranded.
The volcanic ash that has turned into clouds of invisible grit has disrupted air traffic from and to northern Europe since Thursday, Apr 15.
The ash was released into the skies following volcanic activity near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland on Wednesday, Apr 14.
While the travelers are forced to either delay their plans or cancel them all together, world leaders are also affected by the disruption in flight schedules.
A day after suffering the volcanic inconvenience, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is reportedly set to fly back home in IAF-1 via Johannesburg after the two-day visit to Brazil.
Meanwhile, in Poland, the officials are worried that many leaders will not be able to make it to state funeral for President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria scheduled for Sunday, Apr 18. The president and his wife died in a plane crash last week.
As per reports, President Barack Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are among the leaders attending the funeral.