Air traffic control computer problems have caused hundreds of accidents Delays at Florida airports on Monday disrupted flights on one of the busiest travel days on the holiday calendar, according to the Federal Aviation Association.
According to Miami International Airport spokesperson Greg Chin, the problem originated at the Miami Air Traffic Control Center and started causing delays around 1pm. By 6 p.m. the issue was resolved, he told his USA TODAY, the FAA.
“The FAA is working to safely return to normal traffic in Florida airspace,” the agency added.
According to the FAA, the affected technology, the En Route Automation Modernization system, is “a state-of-the-art computer system located in air traffic centers that handles in-flight traffic.”
American Airlines, the Miami hub airline, has delayed more than 50 departures due to the ERAM outage, Chin said.
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Monday, American Airlines murmured: “A ground stop for all Florida airports is affecting all airlines in and out of the area due to an issue with the MIA ATC control center.”
Operations are gradually returning to normal, but some delays are still occurring.
According to FlightAware, 221 outbound flights and 246 inbound flights were delayed at Orlando International Airport. At Fort Lauderdale International Airport, 186 outbound flights and 152 inbound flights were delayed.
111 flights were delayed at Miami International Airport.