Peace Over Putney As Landings Halted

London airspace restricted after air control 'failure'

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Flights have been thrown into chaos after a technical problem at the southern England headquarters of air traffic control company Nats.

Air traffic management company Eurocontrol said there had been "a failure" at the centre and airports would not be able to accept any traffic until 6pm UK time.

Nats website states: " UK airspace has not been closed, but airspace capacity has been restricted in order to manage the situation. We apologise for any delays and our incident response team has been mobilised. Every possible action is being taken to assist in resolving the situation and to confirm the details."

At 16.15hrs the website updates says: "Following a technical failure at Swanwick, the system has been restored and we are in the process of returning to normal operations."


December 12, 2014

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