FAA Grounds All Flights From West Coast Due To Computer "Glitch"

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Update: ye olde CTRL+ALT+DEL trick seems to have done it and the computer "glitch" has been fixed.

Now if only it was this easy to fix the busted economy and the rigged market.

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The FAA has declared a "ground halt" on all flights at the following airports: BOS, BWI, DCA, EWR, FLL, JFK, LAS, LAX, LGA, MCO, MIA, PHL, TEB

  • *COMPUTER PROVIDING AIR-TRAFFIC RADAR DISPLAY MALFUNCTIONING

LAX is citing "computer issues" as the reason (and a radar system crash across at least 3 Western states) which could mean delays up to 90 minutes.

 

 

 

 

According to the FAA site, the following airports are also on ground halt...

  • BOS - General Edward Lawrence Logan International
  • BWI - Baltimore-Washington International
  • DCA - Ronald Reagan Washington National
  • EWR - Newark International
  • FLL - Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International
  • JFK - John F Kennedy International
  • LAS - Las Vegas McCarran International
  • LAX - Los Angeles International
  • LGA - La Guardia
  • MCO - Orlando International
  • MIA - Miami International
  • PHL - Philadelphia International
  • TEB - Teterboro

 

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Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:43 | 4713874 Stackers
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The entire IFR flight plan filing system is computerized. A network issue with it would cause lots of headaches

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:48 | 4713899 12ToothAssassin
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FBI's 6 week cycle.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:51 | 4713909 The Gooch
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<---John Bolton

<---Michael Bolton

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:10 | 4713958 Looney
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Is that a Russian “thank you” for our paying the Ukrainian gas bill? ;-)

Looney

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:25 | 4714005 eatthebanksters
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Was Sebellius put in charge of Air Traffic Control?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:27 | 4714013 onewayticket2
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the East Coast airports are due to weather....LAX is flying, i'm told.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:41 | 4714062 NotApplicable
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Stuxnet made it back home?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:44 | 4714074 giggler321
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More like MH370 showing up everywhere so they turned the screens off

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:58 | 4714120 Freddie
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Stuxnet was feeling lonely and missed home.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:52 | 4714241 UnpatrioticHoarder
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This is the centralized air traffic system which displayed false radar blips on 9/11 as part of a "training exercise"

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:02 | 4714271 mjcOH1
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(A)bort!  (R)etry!  (F)ail!

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:18 | 4714315 Oxbo Rene
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Testing, testing, testing ........

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 02:25 | 4715077 glefnet
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precisely. abeldanger anyone?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:41 | 4714063 Save_America1st
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when in doubt, reboot tthat bitch...fixes the issue at least 90% of the time.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:49 | 4714094 NotApplicable
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Then three more times and maybe, just maybe the windows updates will have finished.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:09 | 4714289 A Nanny Moose
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:36 | 4714196 drendebe10
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Sebellius:   "There ain't nuitin uglier than an old white woman."   Friend Sanford, Sanford and Son.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:50 | 4714095 Freddie
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Putin said he can see Los Angeles, Mexi-Porn-ia from his front porch. 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:26 | 4714006 AreaMan
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Dick Cheney could not be reached for comment.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:47 | 4714087 Freddie
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F the West Coast.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:38 | 4714208 drendebe10
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aka, the Left Coast.... God help them when the big one hits... Nevada will become beachfront property.....

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:49 | 4714090 Larry Dallas
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Blame Donald Sterling!!!

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 22:24 | 4714698 Stuck on Zero
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Was the FAA software developed by the same people who did the Obamacare website?

 

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 02:02 | 4715061 Wile-E-Coyote
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Ahhh..... did Fukushima blow up again?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:43 | 4713876 Ban KKiller
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Cyber attack?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:51 | 4713908 Apeman
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Russian countersanctions? I guess not, but would be sweet.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:53 | 4713915 john39
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more likely blamed on al-cia-duh, Iran or Syria... 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:05 | 4713945 Xibalba
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Radar down?  Guess we should expect to see some fireworks. 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:06 | 4713948 McMolotov
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"What's our vector, Victor?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVq4_HhBK8Y

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:08 | 4713950 john39
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:11 | 4713964 Xibalba
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I'm sure it's all just a coinicidence.  Keep calm and move along. 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:21 | 4713990 john39
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it apparently takes all the computing juice the world can muster to push the dow to new nominal highs.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:47 | 4714410 A Nanny Moose
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Aftermath of Goin' Galt

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:14 | 4713972 McMolotov
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"Glitchez," bitchez.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:54 | 4714247 thelibcentury
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Safe bet that this is related to the IE vulnerability...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:14 | 4713974 HaroldWang
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No news here. Someone pulled a plug on the computer so his buddy could buy the only dip in /ES in AH market

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:55 | 4713918 McMolotov
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Flight 370 has been cleared for takeoff.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:28 | 4714016 NotApplicable
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My immediate thought upon reading the headline.

 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:54 | 4714108 DirkDiggler11
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Exactly McMolotov !

Just like the Phoenix rises from the ashes, so does flight 370 ! Or the ghost of flight 370 scaring the hell out of the NSA and FAA anyway. I'm sure Agent Barney Fife over at the department of homeland security has everything under control. Might be time to give Barney one of the 5 Trillion rounds of ammo the DHS has bought over the past three years ...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:44 | 4713879 CrashisOptimistic
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Maybe this will help Q2 GDP.

 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:06 | 4713946 McMolotov
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Maybe this is when the aliens will reveal themselves.

[cue dramatic chipmunk]

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:35 | 4714043 Winston Churchill
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My dipshit cousin wrote all the software and algos for the system.Got stinking rich from them too.
Time for a family call to ask how everything is going up there
at Harvaaard.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:44 | 4713880 jubber
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Russian sanctions I would guess...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:44 | 4713883 astoriajoe
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Is Putin laughing somewhere?

That's a nice airport you've got. It would be a shame if something bad were to happen to its computer systems.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:54 | 4714110 Freddie
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+1

Reference to Monty Python sketch with Luigi Vercotti and his brother Dino.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNj1dXi-z0M

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 21:10 | 4714489 samsara
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China had a terrorist bomb blast just before.

Odd things are happening more often it seems.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:49 | 4713885 Dorelei
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OMG an other centrally planned system not working !

In a truly  unplanned system every plane has the freedom to land and take off where he wants !

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:09 | 4713949 hobopants
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So what you're telling me is your feeble intellect is incapable of seeing the differences between a traffic control system and the economy?

Here maybe you'll learn something

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueZ6tvqhk8U

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:11 | 4713962 Dorelei
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I mean it's run by taxpayer money wasted on a lazy air control administration ...

Better  to just fire them all ...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:39 | 4714053 hobopants
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Only if you promise to take their place, we need someone with serious troll experience to keep the skies safe.

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