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American Airlines’ flights affected by computer glitch

American Airlines said it has fixed the computer problems that forced it to ground nearly 300 flights from three major airports in the US yesterday (September 17).

The airline requested the FAA for a ground stop for all of its flights to and from Miami International, Dallas Fort Worth and Chicago O'Hare on Thursday at around 12.00 EST in the US.

The computer problems were resolved after around two hours allowing flights to resume with several hours of delay. American has yet to give a cause for the technical issues.

Reports in the US said that 291 American flights were delayed and six services cancelled, as a result of the incident.

During the delays, several American passengers took to Twitter to complain about the flight delays and the airline’s website which was also affected by system errors.

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