by Sophie Mann at Daily Mail
- More than 11,300 flights were delayed or canceled Wednesday morning after an FAA system meltdown that prompted a grounding order
- Close to 600 flights were delayed by midday Thursday as the system experienced a hangover from Wednesday’s chaos
- The corrupted file that caused the disastrous glitch was inserted by an engineer who didn’t realize his mistake
The grounding of all flights and Federal Aviation Administration systems failure that occurred Wednesday morning across the United States was caused by a mistake made by an engineer.
An engineer ‘replaced one file with another,’ an official told ABC News, not realizing the mistake was being made and ultimately causing the system to show problems and fail.
The culprit engineer has yet to be identified…Continue Reading