FAA reveals what caused computer outage prompting ground stop
FAA links computer outage to procedural error
Washington Examiner deputy editor Kaylee McGhee White discusses the reasoning behind the FAA glitch that halted planes nationwide on ‘Fox Business Tonight.’
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revealed on Thursday what caused a ground stop a week ago that disrupted more than 11,000 flights.
A preliminary review found contract personnel "unintentionally deleted files," disrupting a key computer system on Jan. 11.
The FAA said the issue occurred while personnel were working "to correct synchronization between the live primary database and a backup database."
The FAA said it "has so far found no evidence of a cyber-attack or malicious intent."
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