USA – More than 10,000 flights have been delayed


Normal operations are resuming, but delays from the ground stop created over 10,000 flight delays and more than 1,300 cancellations, according to the latest data from the flight-tracking site FlightAware.

Approximately 10,103 flights within, into or out of the United States have been delayed and 1,343 have been canceled as of 9:20 p.m. ET Wednesday, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday night it is “working diligently to further pinpoint the causes of this issue” behind the widespread cancellations and delays.

In a new statement Wednesday night, the FAA acknowledged there was a “damaged database file.” The agency says the investigation is ongoing.

“The FAA is continuing a thorough review to determine the root cause of the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system outage. Our preliminary work has traced the outage to a damaged database file. At this time, there is no evidence of a cyberattack. The FAA is working diligently to further pinpoint the causes of this issue and take all needed steps to prevent this kind of disruption from happening again,” the statement read.

CNN first reported the FAA attempted to reboot the NOTAM system early Wednesday morning. When the corrupted files were discovered in both the main system and a backup system, the agency decided it needed to ground flights throughout the country until the situation could be resolved.


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