Flights at southern England airports, including London Stansted, suspended until 6pm at the earliest
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Flights at southern England airports including London Stansted have been suspended until at least 6pm due to a problem at the UK air traffic control centre at Swanwick in Hampshire, air traffic management company Eurocontrol 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.
A Stansted Airport spokesman confirmed that departing flights are currently suspended, but said arriving flights were still coming in at present.
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He advised passengers to check the airport website for updates as the situation was “very fluid”.
London’s Heathrow Airport reported flights were “currently experiencing delays”.
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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.”
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