U.S. Flights Grounded Due To Computer System Glitch – Deadline
Air travel across the U.S. has been disrupted this morning after the Federation Aviation Administration experienced a major computer outage.
All flights were grounded following the incident, according to NBC News leaving thousands of customers grounded across the country with no clear timeframe on when things will return to normal.
A statement from the FAA said it was “working to restore its Notice to Air Missions [NOTAM] system.”
“We are performing final validation checks and reloading the system now. Operations across the National Airspace System are affected. We will provide frequent updates as we make progress,” the statement, released at about 3.30am PT noted.
A follow up message released on Twitter about said that “while some functions are beginning to come back on line, National Airspace System operations remain limited.”
No timeline has been place on the system being fully restored, meaning air travel will be unpredictable today at the very least.
According to flight tracker FlightAware.com, more than 1,200 flights have been delayed “within, into or out” of the U.S. today.
American Air tweeted to the outage was “impacting all flights including all carriers,” while United Airlines said it had “temporarily delayed all domestic flights.”
The disruption follows on from the air travel chaos sparked by storms on the East Coast over the turn of the year, which saw thousands of flights cancelled due to the weather.
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