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FAA outage leads to flight delays and cancellations across US

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is experiencing an outage, leading to delays and cancellations.

The FAA told Insider in a statement: “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. We will provide frequent updates as we make progress.”

According to Massport, the agency that runs Logan Airport in Boston, some flights have been grounded across the US, CBS News reported.

United Airlines passenger, Peggy Dodson, told Insider she was due to fly from Las Vegas to Newark late on Tuesday night. She said passengers boarded the plane, which taxied out and stood for 15 minutes before the pilot took them to another area to wait for two hours before returning them to the gate.

“Only one person was working. People are angry and upset. Some missed flights out of the country,” Dodson said.

She added: “I am in the media and was here for CES. I am now having to reschedule interviews. This is very unpleasant and unprofessional of United and people are still waiting in line. It’s 3 a.m. here.”

Representatives for United Airlines did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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