US FAA blames subordinate incompetence for flights snafu
The US Federal Aviation Administration says that the airport fiasco is the result of employee procedural failures.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) blamed, on Thursday, employees for an alleged "failure to follow procedures" following Wednesday's flight snafu as a result of an advisory system outage throughout airports.
According to a statement released by the FAA, the staff members who disregarded protocols caused damage to a data file in the nation's Notices to Air Missions (NOTAM) database.
FAA now pointing to human error for the meltdown. See their statement: pic.twitter.com/SpmrksUxMS— Kris Van Cleave (@krisvancleave) January 13, 2023
However, claims suggesting that the FAA has long been using incredibly out-of-date software have called into doubt their assertion.
The US FAA system for alerting pilots and other flight crew to threats or changes to airport facility services and applicable procedures was not processing new information on Wednesday, according to the civil aviation regulator's website, causing thousands of delayed flights as crews were scrambling to repair the systems.