London airspace closed due to computer failure

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30454240

    London airspace has been closed until 19:00 GMT after a computer failure, air traffic controllers have said.

    Maybe just a power failure but still .. ouch!
     
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    UK flight disruptions set to continue
    50 flights cancelled in Heathrow and delays expected

    Heathrow has announced the cancellation of about 50 flights and expects the number will increase as the evening goes on. As Heathrow is a major hub for international transfers, the disruption is likely to be felt far beyond the UK. Over 67 million passengers travel through the airport annually on services offered by 90 airlines to over 180 destinations in more than 90 countries, according to its website.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/uk-flight-disruptions-set-to-continue-1.2035831
     
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    London airspace closure was 'simply unacceptable': Nats faces political onslaught as delays and cancellations continue

    As nearly 1,000 people caught in the aftermath of Friday’s air-traffic control chaos remained out of position, Nats faced angry questions from politicians about the "unprecedented" computer failure at the Swanwick Centre.

    Louise Ellman, Chair of the Transport Select Committee, deplored "the impact of the disruption this failure has caused on airports, airlines and passengers" and vowed to "get to the bottom of what led up to this weekend’s events”.The Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, has already described the shutdown of much of southern England’s airspace as "simply unacceptable". He is due to appear before the committee on Monday to answer unrelated questions on rail investment. Ms Ellman indicated she would take the opportunity to ask him about the air-traffic control failure to establish "what Nats must do in order to ensure the same problem does not recur in future."


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...elays-and-cancellations-continue-9923074.html
     

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