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Flights Resume After Radar Glitch Forces Ground Stops At LAX, PHX, SJC; Bay Area Flights Affected

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American Airlines passenger planes takes off from Los Angeles International airport on February 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. According to reports February 1, 2012 officials from the bankrupt airline are meeting in Dallas with the three unions and may cut up to 15,000 jobs. The three unions, Transport Workers Union, Representatives of the Allied Pilots Association and Association of Professional Flight Attendants, represent about 54,000 employees. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

American Airlines passenger planes takes off from Los Angeles International airport. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS SF) — Flights have resumed out of Southern California after some sort of malfunction at the radar center in Palmdale forced a ground stop at a number of airports in Southern California and the southwest, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA said the ground stop was temporarily in effect  at Los Angeles International Airport, Bob Hope Airport and John Wayne Airport, and Ontario Airport.

Flights out of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Salt Lake City were also grounded.

Two flights from San Francisco International headed to Southern California were forced to return to the airport and Mineta San Jose International said it received a number of diverted flights.

Departures from Bob Hope and Ontario airports resumed shortly before 3:30 p.m., according to the airports’ official Twitter accounts.

Departures at LAX resumed just after 4:00 p.m.

The FAA said the system was being restored gradually.



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