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Flights delayed out of Indianapolis, nationwide due to FAA system error

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Posted at 8:00 AM, Jan 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-11 13:25:17-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Flights throughout the country were delayed as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) worked to correct a "critical system error" Wednesday morning.

Flights at all US airports were held at the gate until approximately 9:30 a.m. EST, after an outage was reported to the FAA's Notice to Air Missions System.

At Indianapolis International Airport, between 9 a.m. and noon at least 2,220 people hoped to fly out of Indianapolis and more than 10,000 people had flights out of IND that may be affected by the outage.

FAA announced that flights began to resume just after 9 a.m. throughout the nation.

According to FlightAware, a total of 93 delays were apparent at IND as of 1 p.m. and 19 flights were cancelled as the ripple of the earlier shutdown continues to show.

Some airlines, like United, have begun to offer their customers a travel waiver if the disruptions led to issues.

This is a developing story.