Computer Problem disrupts traffic UK

Dec

14

2014

A computer problem has caused at a British air traffic control center for massive flight delays. It led to the airspace around London was temporarily restricted.

The British organization NATS confirms that there is a technical problem with the air traffic control center in Swanwick. NATS is the leading provider of air traffic services for the airspace in the UK and for major airports in the country.

According to the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, the problem mainly affects the London airspace. The organization expects the severe traffic delays due to computer failure. Contrary to some reports, the airspace would be closed and some planes were able to land at Heathrow, while others remain in the air or diverted to.

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