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Multiple Airlines Flights Grounded By A Systemwide Computer Glitches.

A grounded American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 is seen parked at Miami International Airport on March 14, 2019 in Miami.Joe Raedle / Getty Images

Thousands of Airlines passengers across the US were stranded early Monday morning following a system wide computer outage that grounded most flights.

The system hitch saw airlines temporarily ordering their flights to return to the gate after pilots were unable to receive their flight plans.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),the outage involved Aerodata, a computer program that records a plane’s weight and balance information necessary to grant clearance for takeoff.

The outage affected several main us airlines, including Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Alaska Air Group.

Following various complaints, Southwest Airline was forced to issue a statement acknowledging system outage affecting their flights. The company further adds that

Southwest in a statement to fox news further added that it has “lifted an internal ground stop implemented for about 40 minutes this morning during an outage with a vendor that services multiple carriers with data used in flight planning. Scattered flight delays are anticipated and Customers should check Southwest.com for the latest updates on specific flights. ”

Delta which was also among the affected Airlines issued a statement apologizing to its customersm adding that its team was working to restore the affected services.

American Airlines also issued an update claiming that the problems had been “resolved.”

 


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