A major air traffic control systems failure led to London’s Gatwick airport implementing a complete ground stop on Wednesday evening.
At around 5:45 p.m. London time, the airport announced via Twitter that it was suspending all flights as it worked to resolve the issue. A 6 p.m. local time, an update from the airport stated that flights would continue to be suspended as Gatwick staff worked with vendor ANS to bring air traffic control back online.
Numerous inbound flights that were already in the air when the failure occurred were seen diverting to other nearby airports in cities such as Birmingham and read more >>>
Source : BusinessInsider.Com