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FAA briefly grounds all Alaska Airlines flights, stop now lifted

Apr 17, 2024, 10:12 AM | Updated: 2:12 pm

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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Alaska Airlines planes are parked at a gate area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — All Alaska Airlines flights were briefly grounded this morning. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a nationwide ground stop.

The order did not apply to Alaska’s regional airline, SkyWest.

According to a social post by FlightRadar24, technical issues are to blame. 

CNN reported flights were forced to ground because of a software issue. Flights were suspended for about one hour.  

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FAA briefly grounds all Alaska Airlines flights, stop now lifted