LAX: 145 Flights Delayed, 7 Canceled After Short Ground Stop

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A total of 145 flights were delayed and seven were canceled after a short ground stop was issued at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday morning.

The ground stop stemmed from a software issue in San Diego, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

“It will take some time to clear up the residual delays,” said FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.

Flights are expected to be delayed as airlines catch up to their schedules, and travelers are encouraged to check with their airlines for flight status, airport officials said in a statement.

Airport police also tweeted that traffic will be impacted by the incident. Travelers should expect delays of up to 45 minutes.

LAX was notified by the FAA of a computer software issue at a control center in San Diego about 7:20 a.m., said Mary Grady, a spokeswoman for the airport.

Flights taking off to LAX from airports west of Denver were not departing because of the issue, but flights that were already in the air were still landing, Grady said. The ground stop was lifted about 9 a.m.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this story. 

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