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South England flights restricted?

Old 9th Jul 2013, 10:19
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South England flights restricted?

Have i heard right that flights in south of england are being restricted from taking off due to a computer glitch with ATC?
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Old 9th Jul 2013, 10:22
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11.20 BST airspace looks pretty busy at the moment with Heathrow and Gatwick packing them in.
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Technical issue at NATS Swanwick centre | NATS
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Old 9th Jul 2013, 10:32
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Technical issue at NATS Swanwick centre | NATS

Conflict alert system failure according to Eurocontrol.

EGTT Confict alert system failure

Regulations extended to 1400 UTC
Due to confict alert system failure a number of regulations are currently applied.
Operators and neighbouring units can expect short notice restrictions.
All the south sectors are affected. Regulations have been applied with reduced capacities,
A zero rate has been applied to Berry Head/ Lands End.
Operators wish to avoid the area, will be provided with help from NMOC as much as possible.
Traffic holding in neighbouring airspace is being called on tactically by EGTT controllers.
Still no equipment recovery. We keep you informed as soon as more info is availabe to us

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BBC News - UK flights restricted by computer glitches
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Old 9th Jul 2013, 10:44
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Upper air. LAC sectors have the problem.
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Old 9th Jul 2013, 10:53
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EGTT ATC system recovered

Due to a backlog of traffic and whilst full capacity is restored, several regulations will still be in force until 1400 UTC
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Old 9th Jul 2013, 15:08
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The traffic snarlup was due to "the wrong type of flight plan".
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Old 9th Jul 2013, 16:11
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which is why we should never have computer controlled planes.
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Old 9th Jul 2013, 18:46
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"Jersey Airport had tweeted just after 10:00 BST on Tuesday that the computer failure at Swanwick had "resulted in the temporary suspension of all flights in and out of UK air space."

Thats funny because I was still sending aircraft their way all morning.
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Old 11th Jul 2013, 09:32
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Computer fail? Or Sup needed the loo?
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