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Automation Problem Resolved, But Flights Cancelled, Delayed

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    Travel Delays At Reagan National After Computer Glitch

    Travelers experienced delays at Reagan National Airport after computer glitch that affected flights along the East Coast. News4's Darcy Spencer reports. (Published Monday, Aug. 17, 2015)

    The Federal Aviation Administration said the technical issue at the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center has been resolved. However, some airlines were already forced to cancel and reschedule flights to and from the region.

    An earlier statement from an FAA representative said they were dealing an automation system problem at their facility in Leesburg, Virginia. Shortly after 4 p.m., the agency said the system was back in service, but they continue to investigate why the system failed.

    The FAA website reported flights to and from Baltimore-Washington International, Newark International, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, New York John F. Kennedy International, New York LaGuardia International and Tampa International experienced delays because of the problem. 

    Yeah....today is not a good travel day. #bwi #grounddelays #faa

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    Washington National, Washington Dulles International, Philadelphia International, Miami International, and the Teterboro airports have also seen delays due to the issue. Some airports around the country are cancelling flights and rescheduling passengers in an attempt to get them to their final destination.

    Photo credit: FAA

    Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center covers airports in the Washington-Baltimore area, New York and Philadelphia.