Washington, PTI. Airlines across the country were affected due to a technical glitch in the FAA’s computer on Wednesday morning in the US. The White House has said that no evidence has been found of any cyber attack on the systems of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Services were disrupted across the country
According to a Flight Aware report, over 9,500 flights were delayed and over 1,300 canceled in the US during this period. Still this process is going on. Experts associated with the area say that from Thursday (local time), aviation services will start operating normally again. About forty percent of the flights of major US airlines such as Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines were either delayed or canceled.
Cyber attack was feared
Due to this, after the suspension of air services in the whole country, the possibility of cyber attack was being expressed. White House Press Secretary Kirin Jean Pierre issued a statement on Wednesday making it clear that no evidence of cyber attack has been found on the FAA. However, President Joe Biden has instructed the Technical Department to thoroughly investigate the matter.
No evidence of cyber attack in preliminary investigation
FAA officials said a preliminary investigation revealed a problem with a database file on their system. This database file affected the main system and the backup system, which led to the issue.
Edited By: Devshanker Chowdhary