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United Airlines grounds its fleet due to computer glitch

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By Everton Gayle
United Airlines grounds its fleet due to computer glitch

<p>United Airlines was forced to ground its entire fleet in the United States because of what it called “automation problems”.</p> <p>The drastic decision was taken at 12.45 <span class="caps">GMT</span>, according to a short notice posted on the Federal Aviation Administration website, which said the shutdown affects “all flights from United Airlines”.</p> <p>On its Twitter site the airline admitted there were problems with “network connectivity” which it said it was working to resolve. </p> <p>The nature of the problem was not revealed but the airline resumed flights shortly after at all US airports. </p> <p>United Airlines serves 235 destinations and has a total of 691 aircraft.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We're recovering from a network connectivity issue & restoring flight ops. We’ll have a waiver on <a href="http://t.co/ufFoKFTNNe">http://t.co/ufFoKFTNNe</a> to change flights.</p>— United (@united) <a href="https://twitter.com/united/status/618789982468075520">July 8, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>