An FAA computer glitch grounded flights across the US

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A critical Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) system suffered an overnight glitch, grounding flights across the US. The FAA posted an advisory notice early Wednesday which notes that the United States NOTAM (Notice to Air Mission) system “failed,” but just before 9AM ET, said, “Normal air traffic operations are resuming gradually.”

NOTAM is a critical system that keeps pilots and other flight personnel informed of the status of airports across the country, Reuters reports. It can offer information on runway closures, bird hazards, and other obstacles.

At 7:19AM ET, the agency said it had “ordered airlines to pause all domestic departures” until 9AM ET to give it time to “validate the integrity of flight and safety information.” At least…

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