Faulty radar disrupts 200 flights
More than 200 flights at Dublin Airport were delayed, diverted or canceled after air traffic controllers deemed their radar system too malfunction-prone to operate safely.
The Irish Aviation Authority barred aircraft from landing at Ireland’s largest airport for about two hours after the radar system failed to display the call signs that identify each incoming aircraft. The chaos left thousands of passengers scattered to other airports throughout Ireland.
Landings and takeoffs resumed at half their usual rate in the afternoon. The Irish Aviation Authority warned that restrictions on traffic volume would continue today, probably meaning another day of delays and cancellations.