Over 5,400 US Flights Delayed In Massive Chaos After System Failure

Passengers on social media have reported flight delays and outages across the US. (Represent)

New Delhi:

Flights across the United States were affected today by a technical glitch with computer systems during an unprecedented disruption. All flights in the United States have been grounded following a failure in the Aviation Mission Notification (NOTAM) system, which informs the crew about hazards, changes to aircraft airport facilities and other necessary information.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that normal air traffic operations are gradually resuming across the country. “Normal air traffic operations are gradually resuming across the United States,” the FAA said on Twitter. “The ground stopper has been removed. We continue to look into the cause of the original problem.”

It had previously asked airlines to suspend all domestic departures until 9 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time and is working to restore systems that warn pilots of hazards as well. such as changes to airport facilities and procedures stopped processing updates.

Flight tracking website FlightAware reported about 5,400 flights in, into or out of the United States were delayed as of 7 a.m. Eastern Time. An additional 900 flights were also cancelled.

In an advisory, the civil aviation regulator said its NOTAM (Notification for Aviation Mission) system had “failed”. There is no immediate estimate of when it will be back up and running, the website says, although NOTAMs issued prior to the shutdown are still viewable.

Passengers on social media reported flight delays and shutdowns across the US, from Hawaii to Washington. Airports from Texas to Pennsylvania confirmed affected flights nationwide, according to The Washington Post.

Aviation expert Parvez Damania called it a “shocking and unprecedented situation”. “I don’t remember the last time the entire airspace of the country was closed. Maybe it was 9/11. This would cause unbelievable disruption,” he told NDTV by telephone. phone.

(With input from agencies)


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