Computer memory shortage caused air traffic system failure
April 30 incident in LA area resulted in many flights being delayed or cancelled
Wed, May 14, 2014 - 6:00 AM
Getting a move on: Cyber-attacks on aviation have been an area of increased concern for intelligence officials, who said earlier this year they will set up a new centre in Maryland for sharing information on detected and possible threats. - PHOTO: REUTERS
[NEW YORK] A common design problem in the US air traffic control system made it possible for a U-2 spy plane to spark a computer glitch that recently grounded or delayed hundreds of Los Angeles area flights, according to an inside account and security experts.