London airspace closed after computer failure

London airspace closed after computer failure

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London airspace has been closed until 19:00 GMT after a computer failure, air traffic controllers have said.The news was announced in a brief message on flight safety body Eurocontrol’s website.UK air traffic controllers Nats confirmed a “technical problem” at its Swanwick control centre in Hampshire.It said in a statement “every possible action” was being taken to
resolve the problem.London’s airports reported:at Heathrow Airport flights were “currently experiencing delays” and planes could be turned away Incoming flights to Gatwick are continuing to land and all departing flights grounded Stansted say it is currently working with Nats to find out how it will affect the airport Eurocontrol said: “There has been a failure of the flight data computer server at London ACC [area control centre].”Engineers are working on the problem and more information will be given when available.” -BBC

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