At least 700 planes in US have been affected due to a massive system outage, causing all flights in US grounded. Shockingly enough, the flights have been grounded for an indefinite amount of time as the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has suffered a huge system glitch. Thousands of passengers are stranded across the nation, reports claim. Pilots and airline crew has also been warned about the glitch as the system has been failing to process updated information.
“The FAA is working to restore its Notice to Air Missions System. We are performing final validation checks and reloading the system now. Operations across the National Airspace System are affected. We will provide frequent updates as we make progress,” the FAA announced in its tweet.
It should be noted that thousands of passengers are stranded across US with flights delayed in busy airports from Philadelphia, Tampa and Honolulu. Further, there have been reports of delays at Ronald Reagan Washington airport in Arlington, Virginia.
Reportedly, the ATC Command Centre has warned passengers to be prepare for long delays, and admitted having no solution to the problem that has arisen. An update from 6.30 EST stated that there were 760 delays for flights in and out of US.
“Technicians are currently working to restore the system,” the FAA website showed.
The Facts of the Matter
While India debates the pee-gate controversy and a Go Air plane leaving behind 55 passengers, a development of rather epic proportions has surfaced. All the flights across the US have been grounded due to a massive system outage, leaving at least 700 planes affected and several hundred delays, as per the last update.
FAA Suffers Massive System Outage
Earlier today, it was reported that the Federal Aviation Administration or FAA, suffered a massive system outage, triggering a ripple effect that has delayed hundreds of flights, and leaving thousands of passengers stranded.
As per Reuters, the FAA system, which officially alerts pilots and airline personnel about changes to the airport facility and relevant procedures, alerted that the system was not processing updated information, adding that there was not an estimate in sight for when the systems would be back up.
At Least 400 Flights Delayed
Sometime around 6.30 EST, FlightAware showed that at least 700 flights were delayed within, in or away the United States. A News18 report stated that flights across airports in Philadelphia, Tampa and Honolulu, Virginia, have been grounded and/or delayed.
FAA Gives Update
Meanwhile, FAA has issued multiple announcements on its Twitter handle. Earlier, one of the tweets shared by FAA read – “The FAA is working to restore its Notice to Air Missions System. We are performing final validation checks and reloading the system now. Operations across the National Airspace System are affected. We will provide frequent updates as we make progress.”
A second tweet by the FAA further read – “The FAA is still working to fully restore the Notice to Air Missions system following an outage. While some functions are beginning to come back on line, National Airspace System operations remain limited.”
Cleared Update No. 2 for all stakeholders: ⁰⁰The FAA is still working to fully restore the Notice to Air Missions system following an outage. ⁰⁰While some functions are beginning to come back on line, National Airspace System operations remain limited.
— The FAA ✈️ (@FAANews) January 11, 2023
Netizens Give Update Over FAA Glitch
The pilot of my @united flight just informed us there is a nation wide outage of FAA computer systems. It’s been down since midnight and forcing a stop to all air travel.
Lots of stranded passengers and missed connections. 😳✈️
— Bettina Inclán (@BettinaInclan) January 11, 2023
FAA has grounded my 🛬 to DC because of a computer error that sounds "network-wide"
They are sending us back to the gate with an indefinite delay
Pilot said he's never had this happen before
America – let's never put a crappy Mayor in charge of transportation again plz
— Merissa Hamilton 🗳 ⛽ 🗽🔥 (@merissahamilton) January 11, 2023
Gotta love when you book a 6 am flight trying to avoid travel delays, but due to a nationwide FAA system issue the flight is delayed anyway. Going to be a long day 🙂
— Adele Burk (@BurkAdele) January 11, 2023
Flight delays….. pic.twitter.com/FxpaYRzdlI
— jon hopkins (@iamjon_hopkins) January 10, 2023
Air travelers may experience delays on early flights as #FAA is working to restore system failure which has caused delays to flights nationwide. #wcnc #cltairport #wakeupclt pic.twitter.com/tX4oRuSkrf
— Richard DeVayne (@devayneTV) January 11, 2023