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Air Traffic Control Glitch Cuts European Flights

Officials say a regional air-traffic control system outage sharply limited flights around Europe, causing widespread delays.

Axel Raab, spokesman for German air traffic control, says the problem in the continent's Eurocontrol radar system halted flights above 7,500 meters (24,606 feet). Frankfurt airport said the outage has now been fixed.

Per Froberg, spokesman for the Swedish Air Navigation Services, says air trafic over western Europe was reduced by 25 percent between 1315 and 1330 GMT (9:30 a.m. EDT), but capacity is expected to be back up at normal levels around 1500 GMT.

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