Friday, September 21, 2007

FAA Computer Glitch Grounds Bay Area Flights


Some flights departing from and for the Bay Area were halted for about 20 minutes Friday morning after the primary computer for air traffic control at the Federal Aviation Administration's Oakland center shut down unexpectedly, an FAA spokesman said.

The computer system went down at about 8:50 a.m. and paused all flights departing for the Bay Area from airports within an hour flight distance of the region, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.

All flights departing from Bay Area airports scheduled to fly to other Bay Area airports and to Reno airports were stopped as well, according to Gregor.

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