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FAA Says Computer Problem Caused Travel Delays

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration says it has resolved a computer problem that caused widespread flight delays throughout much of the Northeastern U.S.

The FAA said Saturday that flights would return to normal after scores of airplanes were delayed in New York, Washington and North Carolina due to a malfunction at an air traffic control center in Virginia.

According to our news partners at the Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh International Airport was reporting delays, as well.

The agency says it is working closely with airlines to return to normal operations.

"The FAA is continuing its root cause analysis to determine what caused the problem and is working closely with the airlines to minimize impacts to travelers," the agency said in an emailed statement.

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