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28/06/04
Software Glitch Halts UK Flights
- Flights getting back to normal say Air Traffic Control

FLIGHTS across the UK's airspace were grounded early this morning thanks to a glitch in National Air Traffic Services' software.

The software crash happened at NATS's facility in West Drayton, near Heathrow Airport. As soon as the problem was recognised all take-offs were suspended to allow incoming planes to land safely.

The byte-sized hiccup is believed to have occured between 6.00am and 7.00am when a computer which had just had an udpate was switched back on. NATS say they have already ruled out foul play.

Following the crash many services were able to get off on time, while others face knock-on delays throughout the day. Passengers are advised to turn up as usual or if in doubt contact their airline.




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