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Glitch that caused more than 400 US flights to be cancelled fixed

A large number of flyers remain delayed.

People queuing at Washington's Reagan National Airport yesterday
People queuing at Washington's Reagan National Airport yesterday
Image: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

A TECHNICAL GLITCH that caused more than 400 flights to be cancelled in the United States has been fixed.

The travel disruptions took place along the country’s east coast and saw more than 440 flights being cancelled, according to CNBC.

An air traffic centre in Virginia was identified as the probable source of the disturbance. It was earlier confirmed that the incident was not a cyber attack.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the incident was dealt with shortly after 9pm yesterday evening.

Flights that were affected by the glitch were those travelling into and out of Washington DC airspace.

Although things are now back up and running, tens of thousands of passengers continue to have difficulties around the country.

CNN has said that there have been 3,400 delayed flights and 640 cancellations of flights originating in or flying to the United States.

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