Computer problem delays flights at Lindbergh Field

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delayed-webSAN DIEGO –A computer problem grounded outgoing flights from Lindbergh Field and several other Southern California airports for over an hour Wednesday afternoon, airport officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for Lindbergh Field, Los Angeles International Airport and John Wayne Airport in Orange County at around 2:30 p.m. Flights were able to land but not depart.

“The FAA’s Los Angeles Center air traffic control facility experienced technical issues and stopped accepting additional flights into the airspace managed by the facility for about an hour,” FAA spokeman Ian Gregor said in a statement. “Some flights were diverted and the agency issued a nationwide groundstop for flights heading into the airspace managed by the center. The agency is gradually restoring the system.”

The problem was resolve and flights were allowed to take off again at about 3:30 p.m.

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