ENC flights delayed due to FAA computer outage, PGV morning flights canceled

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) – Multiple flights here in Eastern Carolina have been delayed due to this morning’s computer outage at the Federal Aviation Administration.

American Airlines flight 5976 from Coastal Carolina Regional Airport to Charlotte Douglas was delayed until 9:50 a.m.

American Airlines flight 6029 from Albert Ellis Airport to Charlotte was delayed until 10:21 a.m.

Both flights were scheduled for a 6:45 a.m. departure.

Pitt-Greenville Airport’s morning flights were canceled due to the computer problems.

The FAA was working to restore what is known as the Notice to Air Missions System.

Before commencing a flight, pilots are required to consult NOTAMs, or Notices to Air Missions, which list potential adverse impacts on flights, from runway construction to the potential for icing. The system used to be telephone-based, with pilots calling dedicated flight service stations for the information, but has now moved online.

While the White House initially said that there is no evidence of a cyberattack, President Joe Biden said “we don’t know” and told reporters that he’s directed the Department of Transportation to investigate the cause of the disruption.