Americans were stunned when early this morning, the FAA announced that all domestic flights across the nation were grounded and flights in progress were not allowed to land for over two hours.
Flight tracking site FlightAware showed more than 1,300 delays and almost 50 cancellations across the U.S. just after 8 a.m. ET.
The FAA’s first announcement was tweeted at 6:29 AM this morning. The reason for the failure, according to the FAA, was its “Notice to Air Missions System (NOTAM).”
The FAA is working to restore its Notice to Air Missions System. We are performing final validation checks and reloading the system now.
Operations across the National Airspace System are affected.
We will provide frequent updates as we make progress.
— The FAA ✈️ (@FAANews) January 11, 2023