Federal Flight-Control Glitch Sends Domino Delays Across Country
The Federal Aviation Authority reports that there will be flight delays across the country. A computer glitch is delaying hundreds of flights across the country.
Air Traffic Controllers, who still have radar coverage, are now controlling flight manually.
A failure in a Federal Aviation Administration computer system that processes flight plans delayed hundreds of flights nationwide Tuesday, though the FAA expected to have the problem fixed by the evening.
"Our estimate is a return to normal ops in an hour in Atlanta," Hank Krakowski, chief operations officer for the FAA, told reporters Tuesday afternoon. "The airlines have been working quite well with us. It looks like we're slowly starting to dig out of this."