MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says technicians are trouble shooting a computer system at the Memphis airport following a brief breakdown in air-traffic control equipment.
FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says what she describes as a computer "glitch" caused no flight delays and presented no danger to the public.
The incident Monday affected computer screens that radar-system controllers use to monitor planes within 50 miles of the Memphis airport.
Bergen says a backup system kicked in when the main system failed, so controllers were never without their displays.
She says the primary system for radar display was down for a total of seven minutes while the backup equipment took over.