London, many U.K. flights grounded by computer outage
This screenshot of flight-tracking site flightradar24.com, taken at 10:50 a.m. ET, shows flights appearing to thin out over London’s airspace.
British officials say they’ve fixed a “technical failure” at a key air traffic control facility, but not before the glitch snarled flights in London and across the southern United Kingdom. The airspace is one of the world’s busiest.
“Following a technical failure at Swanwick, the system has been restored,” British air traffic control provider NATS said in a statement just before noon ET (about 5 p.m. London time). “However, it will take time for operations across the UK to fully recover so passengers should contact their airline for the status of their flight.”
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