Report: United Airlines Flights Grounded for Two Hours

united airlinesUnited Airlines flights have resumed flying after a computer glitch grounded planes for two hours the morning of Wednesday, July 8, Bloomberg reports.

The disruption began before 8 am Eastern Time and lasted until nearly 10 am, resulting in 75 delayed flights, 3 percent of United's daily total. 

A statement by the Federal Aviation Administration said that "automation issues" had caused a temporary suspension of takeoffs in the U.S. 


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United spokesperson Luke Punzenberger said in an email to Bloomberg, "We experienced a network connectivity issue this morning." 

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