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Memphis Radar Glitch Ground Planes

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posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 02:21 PM
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Breaking - Memphis Radar Glitch Ground Planes


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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Federal Aviation Administration cleared all airline traffic within 250 miles of Memphis on Tuesday, grounding an unknown number of flights around the country, because communications equipment had failed at the regional air-traffic control center there.
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[edit on 25-9-2007 by Dan5647]

[edit on 25-9-2007 by UM_Gazz]




posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 02:21 PM
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This is probably a glitch in the computer system, but maybe it could be a terrorist attempt?

If you have the full article please submit it.


(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 02:24 PM
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OK here is the full article. They say it is caused by "equipment failure".



posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 02:27 PM
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Thats completely understandable.

With the autoguidance systems in use today, a simple malfunction would easily shut down an entire airport for a while.

Unfortunately, this goes to show you how absolutely reliant we now are on automated systems.



posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 02:45 PM
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CNN is calling the area affected 'The Hole' since all flights are being directed around Memphis. No flights ae allowed to pass through this airspace because the radio frequency has been lost.


ATCSCC Advisory
ATCSCC 083 DCC 09/25/2007 ZME ATC 0
MESSAGE: EXTENDS ADVZY065
ATTN ALL, ALL TRAFFIC TO AND THROUGH ZME IS GROUND STOPPED UNTIL
REROUTES CAN BE ISSUES. DUE TO FREQ OUTAGE, ZME IS NOW ATC0,
ANTICIPATE REROUTES AROUND ZME, TRAFFIC INTO ZME WILL BE STOPPED AND
OR REROUTED. WILL ADVISE AS REROUTES ARE INSTITUTED. FCA002 IS
PUBLIC AND CAN BE VIEWED TO FIND AFFECTED TRAFFIC.

EFFECTIVE TIME: 251835 - 252035
SIGNATURE: 07/09/25 18:34


www.airliners.net...


Fun part is that FedEx does the majority of their loading/offloading there



posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 03:48 PM
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Glitch has now been fixed.



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