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.
A ground stop is in place for domestic flights due to an IT issue. We’re working on a resolution. We apologize for the inconvenience.
— United (@united) January 23, 2017
United airlines is experiencing technical problems this evening. Please check your flight status to see if your flight is affected.
— Denver Int’l Airport (@DENAirport) January 23, 2017
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.
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:
NOTE: This story is developing and will be updated when more information becomes available.