The Panther helicopter of the Armed Forces dispatched to Saint-Vincent to monitor the still erupting volcano

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In the middle of last week, the Panther helicopter of the Armed Forces in the Antilles (FAA) flew over the volcano of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at the request of the authorities of the archipelago to allow two scientists to observe the eruptions which contributed at the beginning of the year to the appearance of a new dome.

After a transit from Martinique, the helicopter and its crew landed at Argyle international airport in order to embark two experts who came especially from the seismic research center of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad .

Despite a difficult weather that only allowed an approach to the crater from the west, scientists were able to observe and take pictures of the forming lava dome and the fumaroles during the flight over the volcano. Recognition of possible material drop-off points.

The FAA are committed to the islands of the Caribbean to support scientific research and the protection of populations against possible natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions. This is currently the case in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. _AF

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