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FAA Shuts Down Airspace Around Memphis, Tennessee

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posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 02:33 PM
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FAA Shuts Down Airspace Around Memphis, Tennessee


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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.

Air-traffic control centers in adjacent regions handled flights that were already in the air when the problem was discovered, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said. "The airspace was completely cleared by 1:30 (p.m.) Eastern time," she said.
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posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 02:33 PM
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The stated reason is the failure of air traffic control systems. But, still I think it is interesting enough to post. Could there be another cause?


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posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 02:37 PM
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Already posted HERE as a news story.

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