Wednesday morning saw massive flight delays and cancellations all over the country after an FAA system failure; all domestic departures were grounded until 9 a.m. ET. The White House says there is no sign of a cyberattack.
Departures are slowly resuming as systems come back online.
From Fox News:
“The President has been briefed by the Secretary of Transportation this morning on the FAA system outage,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted before 7:40 a.m. ET. “There is no evidence of a cyberattack at this point, but the President directed DOT [Department of Transportation] to conduct a full investigation into the causes. The FAA will provide regular updates.”
An FAA system failure prompted massive flight delays Wednesday morning. All domestic departures were grounded until 9 a.m. ET, though the Federal Aviation Administration said some departures were resuming at Newark Liberty and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airports “due to air traffic congestion in those areas.”
The FAA said it is still working to fully restore the Notice to Air Missions system following an outage.
At 8 a.m. Eastern, there were more than 2,500 delayed flights within, into or out of the United States, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware, exceeding the number of all delayed flights on the previous day. More than 150 have been canceled. Those numbers are likely to grow.
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