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FAA lifts nationwide ground stop for United Airlines flights due to computer glitch

Posted at 8:56 AM, Jul 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-08 10:28:05-04

NEW YORK – All United Airlines flights in the U.S. were grounded due to an automation issue Wednesday morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The ground stoppage has been lifted as of 10:15 a.m. but residual delays are expected.

The FAA’s online alert said all airports and all facilities in the U.S. were affected by the computer problem and it applied to United Airlines flights and its subcarriers.

Through its verified Twitter account, the airlines said it is working on the problem.

“We experienced a network connectivity issue,” United said. “We are working to resolve and apologize for any inconvenience.”

PIX11 News has reached out to United Airlines for comment but has not yet heard back.

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