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The London airspace has reopened after a power outage at a control center forced Heathrow Airport to divert flights trying to land and to delay those still waiting to take off. The airspace closed because of a power outage, Heathrow Airport reported on its Twitter feed Friday. It was not immediately clear what caused the power outage or how many flights were affected.
London airspace was originally supposed to be closed until 7 p.m. GMT (2 p.m. on the U.S. East Coast). Huge delays were predicted at all of the London airports, CBS reported. But about an hour after the initial announcement, the Associated Press reported that the computer glitch causing air delays over London had been resolved.
London airspace has been closed; I can literally see flights being diverted away. (The joys of living under the Heathrow flight path)
— Daniel Howells (@howells) December 12, 2014
â€” AirLive.net (@airlivenet) December 12, 2014
Stuck in a plane at Heathrow. Completely full plane but my row, guess I'm the lucky guy here... #getheathrowonagain
— Björn Bauer (@DschimBob) December 12, 2014
â€” @GASP____ (@GASP____) December 12, 2014