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FAA experiences computer outages, flights affected

(NBC, KYMA/KECY) - The FAA experienced a computer outage, affecting flights across the United States on Wednesday.

The Federal Aviation Administration sent out a notice on its website, saying its Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system "failed."

FAA officials are still working to fully restore the notice to air missions system following the outage.

They also ordered airlines to pause all domestic departures until 9 A.M. Eastern time to allow the agency to validate the integrity of flight and safety information.

A NOTAM notice is a bulletin containing information essential to workers involved in flight operations.

American Airlines has already issued a statement saying travelers should check their airline's app. That or visit the carriers website "for real time updates related to any potential delays or cancellations."

United Airlines says they have "temporarily delayed all domestic flights and will issue an update when they learn more from the FAA."

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg issued a statement saying, "I have been in touch with FAA this morning about an outage affecting a key system for providing safety information to pilots. FAA is working to resolve this issue swiftly and safely so that air traffic can resume normal operations."

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