One small hitch for FAA, one giant mess for fliers

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 17:21 in Astronomy & Space

(AP) -- When a computer system that distributes flight plans nationwide came rolling to a halt this week because of a software glitch, so did airplanes on tarmacs from Orlando to Chicago. The ensuing delays drove home just how easily an apparently isolated problem can trigger network-wide disarray in the country's aging air traffic control system.

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