US United Continental flights grounded after computer glitch
All United Continental flights in the US were grounded temporarily yesterday due to computer problems.
Less than two hours later, United requested the lifting of the ground stop order, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A passenger in San Francisco said that passengers were being asked to board planes again. United cited "network connectivity" for the problems. It is the second time in two months that the carrier has been hit by major technical issues.
The company had halted all take-offs in the US on June 2 due to "computer automation issues". The FAA used the same language in its notice about the setback yesterday. United suffered a series of computer problems in 2012.