Flights across the country were impacted Wednesday morning after the Federal Aviation Administration reported a computer outage.
Following the incident, all flights in the United States were grounded, according to an NBC News source with knowledge of the situation.
The FAA stated on its website that its Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system “failed” on Wednesday morning. A NOTAM is a notice that contains critical information for workers involved in flight operations.
“Technicians are currently working to restore the system, and there is no estimate for service restoration at this time,” the statement said.
According to online flight tracker FlightAware, approximately 760 flights within, into, and out of the United States were delayed as of around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Approximately 90 flights were listed as cancelled.
“Operations throughout the National Airspace System are impacted,” the FAA stated in a statement.
“The FAA is attempting to re-establish its Notice to Air Missions System. We are currently running final validation checks and repopulating the system “It stated.
“As we make progress, we will provide frequent updates,” it said.
An FAA system outage is causing ground stops at AUS and other airports across the country, according to a tweet from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
“Arriving and departing passengers can expect delays this morning and throughout the day,” the airport said, adding, “Please stay in touch with your airline and check your flight status before travelling to AUS.”