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Flights Heading to South Florida Grounded By Computer Problem

Flights heading to South Florida airports were grounded for about an hour Wednesday morning due to a computer problem at the FAA's Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center, officials said

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    Miami International Airport from the starboard side of an aircraft.

    Flights heading to South Florida airports were grounded for about an hour Wednesday morning due to a computer problem at the FAA's Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center, officials said.

    The groundings began around 8 a.m. and were lifted around 9 a.m., FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in a statement.

    Planes that were already in the air were allowed to land.

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    The control center handles high altitude flights in airspace which extends south of Orlando and over the Caribbean, Bergen said.