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All Domestic United Airlines Flights Grounded Due to Computer Issue

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All Domestic United Airlines Flights Grounded Due to Computer Issue

According to United Airlines’ Twitter account, all domestic flights have been grounded due to a computer issue.

Originally, the ground stop was supposed to be over at 8pm, but at 8:06pm, it was still in effect and the issue had not yet been resolved.

The FAA’s website has also confirmed the ground stop.

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Courtesy: FAA

According to NBC News, “U.S. officials told NBC News that the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, or ACARS, was having issues with low bandwidth. No further explanation was immediately available.”

CNN reports on the number of computer outages that have caused issues for airlines over the past few months, including another incident with United Airlines that occurred in October:

Other computer glitches have hit airlines.
In October, United flights were delayed for hours because of a computer problem, causing a social media firestorm.
United said it experienced an issue with its weight reporting system that was later resolved.
In September, British Airways suffered a computer problem that caused delays and long lines at airports in the United States and Europe.
In August, Delta was forced to cancel around 2,000 flights after a major system failure. That came only a few weeks after an outage caused more than 1,000 cancellations at Southwest Airlines.

NOTE: This story is developing and will be updated when more information becomes available.

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