A computer glitch at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has caused the automated flight plan system to crash, forcing airports to revert back to manually entering the flight takeoff and landing data. This caused airports around the country to slow down to around 40%-50% of what they could accomplish in a day. All of their flights have been delayed, and some even canceled.
Officials are not sure what caused this crash, but they say this system is the same one that previously crashed in August of 2008.
“The system — the National Airspace Data Interchange Network, or NADIN — appears to be the same one that failed in August 2008. The FAA said flight plans are being processed through the network’s Salt Lake City, Utah office,” -CNN