Computer problems halt departures at Southern California airports
LOS ANGELES—The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for several Southern California airports Wednesday afternoon because of computer problems.
Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport in Orange County and Bob Hope Airport in Burbank said their facilities were affected by the order, which means flights can land but not depart.
Airport officials did not have an immediate estimate for when the ground stop would be lifted. The order did not prevent arriving flights from landing, said Los Angeles International Airport spokeswoman Amanda Parson.
She did not know how many flights were affected by the FAA’s request, which was made around 2 p.m.
Incoming flights were reportedly being diverted to other airports not affected by the glitch, disrupting travel plans.
An FAA representative could not immediately be reached for comment.
Airport officials urged passengers to check with their individual airlines for flight information.
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