UK Computer Failure Causes London Flight Disruptions

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    A UK computer failure has left London-area airports scrambling to deal with flight delays. A computer failure at the United Kingdom’s air traffic control center has led to widespread delays across London and surrounding areas. The center said it encountered a “technical problem” that has left many airports with delays and other flight disruptions. According to BBC: Reported problems around the country include: Heathrow: Flights are “currently experiencing delays” but planes now landing and taking off Gatwick: Flights are now departing but still subject to delays Stansted: Flights still landing, no flights departing Bristol: Limited departures reported Luton: All flights experiencing delays but planes now leaving Edinburgh: No queues but passengers being advised to check with their airlines Southampton: Experiencing ”problems” Oxford: Experiencing “some delays”, mainly to services arriving from overseas Leeds Bradford: All flights out and most flights in suspended until 1900 Aberdeen: Reported an “impact” on operations One source has said that the problem was caused by when a flight planning tool malfunctioned. The flight planning tool essentially works to coordinate the flights as they arrive in London, putting them in a sequence for takeoff and landing. Many passengers were complaining about the delays. One passenger was sitting [...]
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