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A computer glitch leaves thousands of flights grounded across the US

Authorities are working around the clock to solve the problem

Thousands of flights throughout the United States have had to be temporarily or permanently suspended this Wednesday morning after a computer failure in the country’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) system.

All the planes have thus had to stay on the ground until further notice, although the authorities have confirmed that they are working to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

The FAA itself has indicated in a statement that its Air Mission Alert (NOTAM) has “failed” throughout the morning. This is an alert that contains essential information for the workers who operate the flights. “Operations throughout the national airspace have been affected,” the FAA stressed.

The authorities estimate that more than 1,200 flights have been affected and have suffered delays in many parts of the country, while a hundred have been directly cancelled, which has raised controversy among passengers, according to the NBC News television network. .

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