- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 150 flights in and out of Los Angeles International Airport were affected by a one-hour ground-stop order on the eve of the busy Memorial Day weekend travel period.

An LAX statement says the interruption started at 8 a.m. Thursday due to an equipment outage.

Sixty-two arriving flights were delayed and three were canceled. Eight-three departures were delayed and four were canceled.

The ground-stop was lifted at 9 a.m.

LAX spokeswoman Mary Grady tells City News Service the problem involved software at the Federal Aviation Administration’s Southern California Approach Control facility in San Diego, and only affected Los Angeles International Airport.

Nearly 849,000 travelers are expected to pass through the airport Friday through Monday, up 8.1 percent from last Memorial Day weekend.


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