USA: Broken file caused Flight Chaos
Because the pilots’ computer system had failed, the US Government imposed a ban on Domestic Flights. It is said that the cause of the flight chaos was a criterion.
According to the US flight monitoring authority FAA, the faulty coil was the trigger for the flight chaos in the United States on Wednesday. So far, he said, there has been no evidence of a cyberattack.
Due to a computer crash, no planes were allowed to start on local roads for 90 minutes on Wednesday morning. In total, more than 10,000 flights were delayed in the United States, more than 1,300 flights were lost.
Meanwhile, the US aviation regulator announced on Twitter that the situation had normalized again.
Transport Minister Defends Departure Ban
It was the first nationwide boot ban since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said it was used with particular caution, given that the departure had begun.
In a statement, the chair of the US Senate Transportation Committee, Democrat Maria Cantwell, wrote that she would be questioned about the reason for the failure. “The public needs a resilient transportation system,” Cantwell said.
The US aviation regulator, the FAA, also said it would continue to investigate exactly how the crash could have happened. All necessary measures are taken to ensure that this problem does not happen again.
The Pilot Information System has Collapsed
On Tuesday evening (local time), a system crashed due to a computer error that gives pilots safety-related information about upcoming flights. Then the FAA launched the ban on Wednesday morning. The ban was lifted after the FAA dealt with the accident.
According to the FAA, air traffic normalized again on Thursday morning, there were no unusual disruptions. Around 11 a.m. local time in Washington, 1,000 good flights were delayed and about 100 delayed. According to the FAA, there are approximately 45,000 flights every day in the American Airroom.