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Johnny Pulls The Plug! ALL EAST COAST FLIGHTS GROUNDED - Massive Power Outage LaGuardia Airport JFK Boston......NO FLY ZONE OVER WASHINGTON DC!



NEW YORK – Travelers trying to leave a New York City airport Saturday may face signficant delays due to equipment failure affecting Delta Airlines, authorities said. The computer system that tracks planes is down in D.C., which has air traffic controllers scrambling to reroute flights around that zone near the nation’s capital, according to a Delta spokesman. That is affecting flights leaving LaGuardia Airport and heading south. Shortly before noon, departure delays were at 1 hour and are expected to grow, the spokesman said. An estimated time of restoration was not given. Pix11 Read More>>>>>



WASHINGTON (WJLA) — A major air traffic control failure at the FAA's Washington Center is affecting arrivals and departures at IAD and DCA Saturday, according to Kimberly Gibbs, a spokesperson with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). Gibbs said "The FAA instituted a ground stop earlier this morning and we need to talk to the FAA regarding the reason." "They said they are experiencing residual delays due to this, but aircraft's are taking off and landing at this time." BWI Marshall Airport tweeted the following in relation to the traffic control failure. Read More>>>>>

Power Outage at Air Traffic Control Center Stops Planes

The Federal Aviation Administration is reporting a ground stop for many flights along the East Coast due to a problem at the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center. The FAA website is reporting flights to and from Washington National, Washington Dulles International, New York LaGuardia International, New York John F. Kennedy International, Philadelphia International, Newark International, Miami International, and the Teterboro have been marked with delays. The status updates for the airports indicate the delays are at least an hour long with no apparent end. NBC Washington Read More>>>>>
Air Traffic Center Problem Delays Flights in Northeast, FAA Says 

An air traffic center problem near Washington D.C. is delaying arrivals and departures for some flights in the Northeast today. The Federal Aviation Administration said: "The FAA is diagnosing an automation problem at an air traffic center in Leesburg, VA. Some flights into and out of the New York and Washington, DC metro area airports area may be delayed. We are directing high altitude traffic around the affected airspace." American Airlines Flight Delayed 9 Hours by Heavy Snow, Mechanical Problem Airports in the Northeast experiencing delays include Boston; Newark, New Jersey; John F. Kennedy, New York; Teterboro, New Jersey; Laguardia, New York; Philadelphia; Washington Dulles; Ronald Reagan Washington and Baltimore-Washington, according to the FAA website. ABC Read More>>>>>
Flight control problem keeps flights grounded in NY and DC area

Officials reported big delays Saturday at New York and Washington airports because of an air traffic control issue. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reported that a computer outage was limiting flight arrivals and departures there as well as Washington's Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport. The problem also affected flights leaving New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports, according to FlightAware’s online tracker. By 12:30 p.m. departure delays were at 1 hour and expected to grow, PIX11 News reported. Delays out of Newark International Airport were at 30 minutes and decreasing at that particular time, the station said, according to FlightAware. The FAA blamed an automation problem at an air traffic center in Leesburg, in suburban Virginia. “Some flights into and out of the New York and Washington, DC metro area airports area may be delayed,” FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said. “We are directing high altitude traffic around the affected airspace.” Government sources said the problem was not caused by computer hackers. American Airlines said in a tweet that air traffic control issues are impacting all East Coast flights. The airline is urging passengers to plan accordingly. Fox News Read More>>>>>>>
Computer problem that snarled flights in Northeast resolved: FAA 

NEW YORK —The Federal Aviation Administration says the computer problem that created massive delays on flights throughout the Northeast has been resolved and that flights are returning to normal. A computer problem at a Virginia air traffic control center led to significant flight delays Saturday at airports in the Washington and New York City areas, the FAA said. Airports with delays included Baltimore-Washington International Airport, where departures were stalled up to two hours as of 1:15 p.m. ET, the FAA said. An unspecified problem emerged in a computer system that processes flight plans at the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center in Leesburg, Virginia, forcing the FAA to temporarily halt departures for all planes at the D.C.-area’s three major airports, the FAA said. Pix11 Read More>>>>>>

FAA: COMPUTER PROBLEM THAT SNARLED FLIGHTS IN NORTHEAST RESOLVED 

NEW YORK -- Air traffic was snarled and passengers' tempers frayed on Saturday as many flights to and from airports throughout a large swath of the Northeast stretching from New York down to the Carolinas were delayed or cancelled. The Federal Aviation Administration blamed the problem on "technical issues" at an air traffic control center in Leesburg, Va. Around 4 p.m., the agency said the problem had been resolved, and that officials were working to lift any remaining orders to hold planes on the ground. ABC7NY Read More More>>>>>>>


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