Computer glitch leads to nationwide flight delays -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Computer glitch leads to nationwide flight delays

ATLANTA - The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed that a computer glitch appears to be the cause of flight delays nationwide.

Officials with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta began reporting problems Thursday morning.

 The FAA is reporting a problem processing flight information by computers nationwide. Flights are being monitored manually creating some delays.

The air traffic controllers still have radar coverage and radio communication with the planes, so flights are still able to take off and land, but there may be scattered delays.

New information as of 8:20 indicates there may be a problem with arrivals to Atlanta.

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Director Yvette Aehle said that the next plane scheduled to land in Albany from Atlanta is 10:30. So far, she has no heard no reports of that flight being delayed.

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