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System glitch causes 'flypocalypse' at Washington, New York airports

The FAA said that the system had been restored to service by 4pm, but it is ultimately up to airlines to sort out the mayhem.


A MAJOR malfunction in the system that routes planes through 160,000 square miles of airspace centred over Washington caused airlines to delay or cancel hundreds of flights nationwide on Saturday, and some frustrated passengers won't reach their destinations until Sunday.