Problems with FAA air traffic control are causing some delays throughout Florida

(CNN) Problems with Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control led to flight delays in Florida on Monday.

The FAA has temporarily suspended flights to and from parts of South Florida due to a radar issue, the agency said in a statement Monday.

The break lasted about an hour, the FAA said.

The problem affected the FAA’s air traffic control centers in Miami and Jacksonville.

During the issue, the FAA instituted flight delays for flights departing from airports in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Fort Myers, Palm Beach and Miami.

“The FAA Miami Center is experiencing technical difficulties and as a result we are experiencing some delays,” it read said one tweet from Miami International Airport.

“If you are traveling this afternoon, please contact your airline for the latest information regarding your flight.”

A Monday afternoon FAA advisory said both air traffic control facilities on the route in Miami and Jacksonville were “hard hit” by a “radar problem,” but did not provide more details on why.

The advisory says the facilities were previously “ATC Zero,” an official statement made “when the facility is determined to be incapable of safely providing published air traffic services.”

National stop in January

On Jan. 11, an FAA system failure caused thousands of flight delays and cancellations across the United States.

The FAA has temporarily suspended all departing domestic flights. It lifted the ground stop after reinstating a system that gives pilots pre-flight safety warnings.

But by then, airlines continued to delay or cancel flights due to the ripple effects of congestion.






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