Flights hit by air traffic control system failure

Flights across the UK were delayed today after the National Air Traffic Control System crashed this morning.

Ths system crash hit the control centre in West Drayton at 6am this morning. Flights were being handled manually by air traffic controllers.

A spokesman for NATS, the National Air Traffic Control System, said “There are reports of some kind of computer system problems that we are in the middle of investigating.”

A spokeswoman for British Airways said flights to Scotland were likely to be affected by the system failure, but there was no security risk to passengers, although the size of the problem was likely to cause “severe delays throughout the day.”

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