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United Airlines flights in US briefly grounded by ‘software update’

United Airlines flights in US briefly grounded by 'software update'
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, a United Airlines airplane takes off over a plane on the runway at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. United Airlines says it's investing in a startup that hopes to build small electric-powered planes that might be flying in a few years. United made the announcement Tuesday, July 13, 2021, but didn't say how much it's investing in Sweden-based Heart Aerospace. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

United Airlines has resumed flights after briefly grounding all planes in the US on Tuesday because of a computer glitch.

The carrier said “a software update caused a widespread slowdown in United’s technology systems”.

Flights already in the air continued to their destination as planned, the airline said.

United said it “identified a fix” to allow its planes to start taking off about an hour later.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed United had asked the agency to pause all its departures nationwide.

The ground stop was lifted shortly before 14:00 EST (19:00 BST).

Some 211 flights nationwide were delayed by the stoppage.

In January, an FAA computer outage halted departures of all US flights for several hours.

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