Technical problem at LA airports delays dozens of flights

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by Associated Press and KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 30 at 5:56 PM

LOS ANGELES -- A federal agency says landings and takeoffs have resumed at Los Angeles-area airports after technical problems. 

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that service had resumed after flights from the region had been grounded for about 90 minutes amid the problems at an air traffic control facility.

The problems had rippled across the West, with planes also temporarily kept from heading into the Los Angeles area.

Alaska Airlines said eight of their flights were affected. Those flights were diverted from LAX to Reno, San Jose, Phoenix, Oakland, Sacramento and Portland. Those flights were expected to be back in the air soon.

Alaska expects 46 flights to be delayed between one to 2 hours at Sea-Tac and other airports that it serves. It's the ripple effect from a suspected computer outage at the Los Angeles Center, which controls air traffic between airports in Southern California.

Los Angeles International is the nation's third-busiest airport.

Related links:

FlightView: Flight and Airport Tracker

Sea-Tac Airport flights information


 

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