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Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 6:03am

FAA: Bad Weather To Blame For Most Flight Delays Thursday

Updated: 5 years ago.
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.