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Chicago arson: Airlines assessing backlog

Thousands of flights cancelled after worker sets air-traffic control centre ablaze

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Stranded: Passengers waiting to reschedule flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after all flights were halted because of a fire set at a suburban air-traffic control facility by an employee of an FAA contractor. - PHOTO: AFP

[WASHINGTON] Airlines were assessing on Sunday how many flights they could resume two days after an employee at an air-traffic control centre allegedly set fire to equipment before attempting suicide. More than 670 flights were cancelled on Saturday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the