United Airlines Tech Glitch Grounds All Flights

By Paul Riegler on 8 July 2015
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DSC_0173 (1)A computer network issue caused United Airlines to ground all of its flights at airports across the United States Wednesday morning.

The nationwide ground stop, issued by the Federal Aviation Administration at the request of the airline, lasted for more than an hour and delayed hundreds of flights.  The ground stop, for “automation issues,” took effect at 8:26 a.m. EDT. The FAA lifted the ground stop at 9:47 a.m., stating the problem had been resolved.

United Airlines later reported that the cause of the computer network problem was due to a router.

“An issue with a router degraded network connectivity for various applications, causing this morning’s operational disruption,” the airline said at 2:30 p.m. “We fixed the router issue, which is enabling us to restore normal functions,” it added.

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