San Diego software issue grounds flights at LAX

Posted at 9:38 AM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 13:35:10-04
LOS ANGELES -- A computer software problem resulted in a ground stop of all flights at Los Angeles International Airport for a time today before technicians were able to resolve the issue, authorities said.
The software problem at the FAA's Approach Control in San Diego was reported about 7:20 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
All departing and arriving LAX flights were affected by the ground stop, but the restriction was quickly lifted for departures, said Mary Grady of LAX. However, the ground stop for arriving flights continued until 9:05 a.m., when technicians fixed the problem, the FAA reported.
The malfunction temporarily delayed some flights at Lindbergh Field. 
Personnel at the San Diego International Airport were notified around 8 a.m. that malfunctioning FAA equipment was causing some departing flight delays, airport spokeswoman Rebecca Bloomfield said. The exact number of delayed flights was not known. The issue was resolved around 8:40 a.m. 
Grady said there would be residual delays for a time at LAX, and she urged travelers to check with their airlines regarding their specific flights.