US FAA's computer system that processes flight plans failed for about 4 hr. yesterday, leading to numerous flight delays and cancellations throughout the country, the second such glitch in the past 15 months. In August 2008, its computer system in Atlanta that processes flight plans went down for several hours (ATWOnline, Aug. 27, 2008). The malfunction yesterday was at the agency's other center that electronically processes flight plans in Salt Lake City. FAA said that "a router problem" ...

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