A US FAA computer system near Atlanta that processes flight plans failed yesterday, causing delays at major airports throughout the US, with the heaviest disruptions occurring in the eastern part of the country. The agency said that safety was not compromised but that flight plans were being submitted manually rather than electronically, causing traffic to back up. The system is one of only two in the US that processes flight plans; the other is in Salt Lake City. Delays of 30 min.-1 hr. or ...

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