WORLD Belgian airspace closed over computer glitch: air traffic control

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Belgian airspace closed over computer glitch: air traffic control

AFP

23:39, July 19, 2018

Belgium on Thursday closed its airspace following a computer glitch linked to problems downloading data related to flight plans, said Belgocontrol, the company tasked with controlling the country's skies.

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Planes have not been allowed to fly over Belgium since 4:00 pm local time (1400 GMT). 

"Some planes are grounded, others have been prevented from landing," Belgocontrol's spokesman Alain Kniebs told AFP.

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