FAA's mainframe computer at the Los Angeles Center crashed at 9:58 a.m. EDT yesterday as technicians were attempting to load new software. FAA said partial service was restored by 11:15 a.m. and full service by 1:05 p.m. While hundreds of flight were grounded, FAA said it would not know the exact number until today. The agency also said it did not know what caused the computer to crash.


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