Air travel restricted in south England after bug

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Associated Press

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 4:33 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 9 at 9:00 AM

LONDON (AP) — British air traffic authorities say they're restricting the number of planes flying across or taking off from the south of England after one of their two national control centers was hit by glitches.

Air navigation service NATS said in a statement Tuesday that unspecified "technical problems" at its Swanwick control center meant it had to impose restrictions on the number of planes flying across the southern half of the country.

The service said that the restrictions may cause disruptions and that the organization is working to restore the service. NATS added that British airspace remains open.

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