Computer glitch caused delays at NY’s Kennedy Airport

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)


NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say a glitch in the computer system that checks passenger names against a terror watch list caused major delays at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and other airports.

Federal officials say the Department of Homeland Security computer system went down for about 90 minutes Wednesday night.

It caused backups at Kennedy Airport and other international airports.

Customs and Border Protection said in a statement there was no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature. It said customs experienced a temporary outage with its processing systems at airports of entry in the United States.

It’s not clear what caused the problem.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s