United Airlines flights across the nation were delayed on Tuesday morning when the legacy carrier requested the FAA to pause departures nationwide because of a temporary equipment outage.
The FAA confirmed the ground stop request in an email to FLYING.
According to a media representative from United, the departure delays did not last very long as it “identified a fix for the technology issue” and were able to resume flights a short time later.
“We’re working with impacted customers to help them reach their destinations as soon as possible,” United said in the email.
The ground stop affected aircraft in the U.S. and Canada. Aircraft that were already airborne were allowed to continue to their destinations.
The details of the technological issue were not released by press time.
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