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FAA Air Traffic System Malfunction Causes Flight Delays

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This is a developing story, but the FAA is having issues with its air traffic control system. They're calling it a communications problem with the computer system that processes flight plans.

Right now, by the looks of this map, the problem is affecting flights nationwide.

What this likely means is that flights in the air are not affected, but the problem will be for flights that are expected to take off over the next few hours as the flight plans have to be filed before takeoff. It will have a ripple effect meaning that many flights will be delayed and/or can canceled before long.

Flight plans are being processed through Salt Lake City, one of two locations where flight plans get filed. The problem appears to have originated in Atlanta, which is where a similar glitch occurred last year.

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