Flights Resume After Radar Glitch Forces Ground Stops At LAX, PHX, SJC; Bay Area Flights Affected
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 ground stop at LAX has been lifted. All departure flights will have expected 1 hour delays. Check with airlines for flight status—
LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) April 30, 2014
The FAA said the system was being restored gradually.