Computer glitch delays US flights

Controllers forced to enter flight plans manually, prompting delays and concellations.

    The computer problem exacerbated flight delays caused by inclement weather in parts of the US [AFP]

    "There are not any safety concerns or safety issues," she said.

    Flights cancelled

    Doug Church, a spokesman for the National Air Traffic Controllers Union, said controllers were still entering flight plans manually in some places even after the glitch was fixed, the Associated Press news agency reported.

    New York City's John F Kennedy International Airport was operating at 40 to 50 per cent efficiency because of the glitch.

    AirTran Airways said 38 flights were cancelled and dozens more were delayed nationwide because of the problem.

    Delta Air Lines was also experiencing flight delays and cancellations, a spokeswoman said.

    The delays were made worse by inclement weather in the Northeast, with airports in the Chicago, Washington, DC, and New York metropolitan areas reporting disruptions.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.