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Flight operations back to normal at Pearson Airport after computer problem

Passengers are reflected in an information board at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on December 21, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
January 11, 2013 - 1:00 AM

TORONTO - Flights at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport appeared back to normal early Friday after a computer problem led to numerous delays.

Nav Canada said a flight planning computer had crashed, resulting in many delays for departing flights and both cancelled and delayed incoming flights.

Spokesman Ron Singer had said the problem was not affecting the safe operation of the air traffic control system at the airport.

Nav Canada said in its Twitter feed that it was ‘‘working hard to fix the problems‘‘ and were ‘‘safely clearing the backlog.‘‘

By early Friday, only a small number of delays and cancellations were listed on the Pearson Airport web site, and the bulk of those were due to poor weather in Newfoundland and the upper U.S. Midwest.

Nav Canada also said it regretted the inconvenience and disruptions to airlines and passengers caused by the delays.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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