Computer Malfunction holds United Airlines flights grounded – update




A computer malfunction causes planes of the US airline United Airlines are not allowed to take off. The problem is at all airports in the US, according to the warning from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Federal Aviation Administration, the aviation authority of the United States, issued Wednesday, warning that automation creates an issue for problems at United Airlines. At all airports in the country is a ground stop for flights, which means that aircraft should be grounded.

Details of the fault in the system as the cause remains unknown and is not known how long will the issue. United Airlines is one of the largest airlines in the US The airline says passengers via Twitter at work on a solution. The fault must be manually tickets issued.

It happens sometimes that system malfunctions disrupting air traffic, such as in December last year in the UK.

Update, 15:55: According to Reuters the ground stop was lifted and flights can depart.

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