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Computer Failure Delays British Flights

A computer failure at a British air traffic control center grounded many of the country’s flights Thursday morning, delaying thousands of travelers and prompting new concerns over the safety of the aging system. The National Air Traffic Service said its flight data processing system, which supplies information to controllers, went down at about 6 a.m. during an overnight test. The system was running about an hour later, but airports said the backlog of flights would cause delays throughout the day. “Our computer system is now fully operational and safety being our primary concern, we are now working to make sure those aircraft in the air and in need of landing should be able to do so to clear the delays,” air traffic spokesman Adrian Yalland said. Full Story

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