New Delhi: Several passengers were stranded after all flights across the United States were grounded due to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) experiencing a computer outage on Wednesday, according to reports.
A statement issued by the FAA read, “The FAA is working to restore its Notice to Air Missions System. We are performing final validation checks and repopulating the system now. Operations across the National Airspace System are affected.”
The stranded passengers took to the social media to express their disappointment and to seek further updates on the situation.
One of the passengers wrote, “Soooo anybody wanna tell me why all the planes in ATL airport just got grounded and they saying the FAA shut down ALL flights nationally cuz uhmmmm yeah.”
Another shared a photo of a flight on Twitter and wrote, “The FAA has grounded all flights due to a computer outage. Sitting on a plane,” while another tweeted, “Anyone one else stranded?”
Soooo anybody wanna tell me why all the planes in ATL airport just got grounded and they saying the FAA shut down ALL flights nationally cuz uhmmmm yeah
— Remy Ma (@RealRemyMa) January 11, 2023
The FAA has grounded all flights due to a computer outage. Sitting on a plane @EWRairport on @UnitedAirlines pic.twitter.com/Rlq5OBmiJd
— Alan Smith (@alan_f_smith) January 11, 2023
Anyone one else stranded? Our @united 🧑✈️ says there is a nation wide outage of FAA @FAANews computer systems.
— dj patil (@dpatil) January 11, 2023
A system wide #faa computer failure means all air travel is shut down nationwide. Waiting at LGA.
— Walter Katz (@w_katz1) January 11, 2023
Gotta love when you book a 6 am flight trying to avoid travel delays, but due to a nationwide FAA system issue the flight is delayed anyway. Going to be a long day 🙂
— Adele Burk (@BurkAdele) January 11, 2023