FAA grounds hundreds of flights across nation

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is suffering a nationwide technical outage and ordered airlines to pause all domestic departures until at least 9 a.m. ET Wednesday.

The outage comes as a result of the failure of the FAA’s NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) system, which alerts pilots and other personnel about airborne issues and other delays at airports across the country.

“The NOTAM outage continued with no current estimated time of restoration,” the FAA website stated Wednesday morning.

“The FAA is working to restore its Notice to Air Missions System. We are performing final validation checks and repopulating the system now,” the FAA said in a statement.

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