Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy: http://www.newsy.com/privacy/
Obama's Final Days As President
Featured Series: Obama's Final Days As President
President Obama's days as Commander in Chief are numbered, but that hasn't stopped him from making some last-minute moves.  

Computer Glitch Grounds Flights In New York, DC

An automation issue delayed thousands of travelers flying to or around the East Coast.
SMS

People traveling in or out of airports near New York and Washington D.C. faced almost three-hour delays on Saturday. The Federal Aviation Administration has tracked the problem to a computer issue at an air traffic center in Virginia. (Video via American Airlines

That computer system is used at 20 different centers around the country and was installed this year. It helps track flights that fly at high altitudes. 

American Airlines tweeted all its East Coast flights were being delayed.

The FAA says it's telling high-altitude flights to fly around the area. Right now, the issue hasn't been connected to any hacking or any one accident. (Video via United Airlines

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

Featured Stories
Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell in "A Night at the Roxbury."

When It Comes To Numbers For Women In Film, It Might As Well Be 1998

Candles are lit during a vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.

FBI Officials Arrested The Wife Of The Orlando Nightclub Shooter

A man walks through the European Parliament

Election Of Top EU Official Gets Little Attention Before Vote

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More Travel Coverage