FAA says flight computers working after glitch

FAA officials say failed computers that delayed flights across the country are back online after a computer failure that lasted for hours.

The air traffic controllers union says Thursday?s computer failure involved both of the Federal Aviation Administration's computer centers in Salt Lake City and Atlanta. The computers handle flight plans for air traffic throughout the country.

A spokesman for the National Air Traffic Controllers Union says even when the computers were down, controllers were still entering flight plans manually in some locations.

Former FAA inspector Rich Wyeroski says the glitch is systematic of a larger problem concerning the government?s aging equipment.

Passengers are being advised to check with their carriers about delays.

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