FAA orders grounding of all Alaska Airlines planes

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The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered the grounding of all Alaska Airlines planes after the carrier began experiencing problems with a computer system upgrade.

The agency issued a ground stop advisory for all Alaska and Horizon flights at approximately 10:50 am ET after an issue arose “while performing an upgrade to the system that calculates our weight and balance,” the Seattle-based carrier said.

“We’re working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible,” the airline said in a statement.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage guests to check the status of their flights on alaskaair.com or the Alaska App prior to heading to the airport.”

Flights for SkyWest, which provides regional service for Alaska Airlines and others, are excluded from the ground stop.

The airline’s fleet is comprised of 231 Boeing 737 aircrafts and 83 Embraer 175 aircrafts.

Earlier this year, Alaska Airlines was forced to cancel thousands of flights after a door panel blew off a 737 Max 9 aircraft shortly after takeoff.

This is a breaking story. We will bring you more updates as they come.

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