London flights grounded by computer outage

December 12, 2014 4:03 PM

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An apparent computer outage is affecting air traffic control in London, threatening to snarl hundreds of flights and tens of thousands of passengers in one of the world's busiest airspaces.

Both the BBC and The Associated Press have reported that the outage has forced the closure of the London airspace until 7 p.m. London time, or about 2 p.m. ET. Online tracking websites showed some flights still landing at London-area airports as of 10:45 a.m. ET, though it appeared as if no departur...

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