Flights Resume After Temporary Grounding of Planes at D.C., Baltimore Airports

Flights have resumed after a temporary grounding of planes at both Washington D.C.’s Reagan National Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The grounding was caused by an issue with the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system, which provides essential aviation information to pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a ground stop on all flights until the issue was resolved.

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According to Newsweek, more than 7,100 flights were delayed due to the NOTAM system failure. This marks the first time in history that the NOTAM system has gone down. However, the FAA was able to fix the issue and lift the ground-stop order just before 9 a.m. ET.

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This incident comes just a few months after Southwest Airlines temporarily grounded all flights due to a technology glitch, as CBS News reported. It is unclear whether the two incidents are related.

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