London Airports: Planes Temporarily Grounded Following 'Computer Failure'

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WATCH London Airspace Restricted After Power Failure at Heathrow International Airport

A "technical problem" at an air traffic control center more than 100 miles away from Heathrow temporarily grounded some planes at all London airports.

In a statement, NATS, Britain's national air traffic body, said the system had "been restored and we are in the process of returning to normal operations."

So this mega sucks ??

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Officials at Heathrow said there was a power outage at the NATS control center in Swanwick, which controls all of British airspace.

PHOTO: Officials at London Heathrow Airport said there is a power outage at the NATS control center, pictured, in Swanwick, England on Dec. 12, 2014. NATS/AP Photo
Officials at London Heathrow Airport said there is a power outage at the NATS control center, pictured, in Swanwick, England on Dec. 12, 2014.