FAA Crash Impacted 10,600 Flights, Safety System Long Under Fire

At a glance

  • There were 1,343 flights canceled within, into or leaving the U.S. on Wednesday, the day a computer outage halted all departures in the country.
  • The number of delayed flights in the U.S. on Wednesday was 10,060, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware.
  • Regardless of the cause, the NOTAM system has long been a source of frustration for pilots and others in the aviation industry, who say it overloads them with information that’s irrelevant to their flights and makes it difficult to identify actually useful information.

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