London airspace shut down

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London airspace shut down
12th December 2014

Hundreds of flights in and out of London's airports have been delayed or cancelled.

Eurocontrol, the organisation in charge of the safety of air navigation, explained that the problem is down to a ‘computer failure’ at the NATS UK air traffic control centre in Swanwick, Hampshire.

The delays affected London’s Heathrow and Gatwick, which then had knock on effects to other airports in the country.

Passengers stranded at the airports took to social media to complain about the disruption.

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