National Geographic Channel had a film crew on the ground in Iceland as the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted on March 20 and again on April 14. From a helicopter above the volcano,
the crew captured footage as it spewed fire and ash. As they filmed, a gigantic sonic boom rocked them every 10 minutes.
The eruption also caused major local flooding which washed away roads and the NGC crew became trapped in one of these floods, also captured on film. At times, they were forced to attempt to navigate through the enormous wall of dense ash cloud, which we’ll get to see when this footage is featured inNaked Science: Iceland Volcano Eruption premiering Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic Channel.