PALMDALE -- Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating why a backup power system failed at the air-traffic control center
that directs jetliners flying in and out of Southern California after a vehicle crash knocked down a high-power line in Palmdale.
A computer glitch in an air-traffic control center
delayed flights in the New York area for up to two hours Tuesday.
The airport's air-traffic control center
instructed arriving flights to wait in the air and departing flights to stand by while the airport operator replaced a problematic antenna of the radar system, which took about five minutes.
Employees at SDG&E's Mission Control, which operates like an air-traffic control center
for the flow of electricity in San Diego and southern Orange Counties, took part in the drill.
Some 35 daughters - and a son - found out Thursday what it's like to be an air-traffic controller in a Take Your Daughters to Work Day tour of Palmdale's FAA air-traffic control center