Sat., November 21, 2009 10:03am (EST)

FAA: Bad Weather To Blame For Most Flight Delays Thursday
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
FAA says equipment outage is to blame for 273 flight delays Thursday at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. (photo courtesy of Wikimieda)
FAA says equipment outage is to blame for 273 flight delays Thursday at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. (photo courtesy of Wikimieda)
The Federal Aviation Administration blames an equipment outage for 819 delayed flights earlier this week.

Although over 2000 delays occurred nationwide, the FAA told employees in a briefing memo yesterday, many can be attributed to bad weather.

It said the equipment outage is to blame for 273 flight delays in Atlanta.

FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said the agency can't say for certain which delays were attribute to the outage and which to weather.