Chaos for thousands of British Airways passengers as computer crash leaves flights around the world unable to take off
- British Airways passengers in the US have been delayed by computer issues
- The technical issue has hit the airline’s flight plan management computer
- Pilots have warned passengers they cannot depart until the computer is fixed
British Airways passengers in the United States are facing delays due to a ‘technical fault’ in a computer system.
Passengers in Los Angeles have been told they cannot board their flight to London as a result of the glitch.
Other flights from Orlando to Gatwick have also been hit by the issue.
Thousands of British Airways passengers have been stranded in the United States after a flight management computer system fell down
British Airways has been tweeting passengers to update them on the cause of the delay
Some passengers complained about the lack of information from the airline
Liz Yates, from London who is due to fly from Orlando, Florida to Gatwick told The Mirror: ‘The pilot said they don’t want us to board until they have a flight plan and because all the computers at Gatwick have gone down.
‘He came and made the announcement personally because they were mid attempting to board people in wheelchairs when they got the word.
‘They have to make some sort of arrangement with the civil aviation authority.’
According to BA: ‘Our teams are working hard to fix a technical issue causing delays to a small number of flights this evening.
‘We apologise to customers affected and we’re assisting them with alternative arrangements.’