HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — All flights out of the Richmond International Airport have been paused until 9 a.m.
The pause in flights is due to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordering all U.S. flights to delay departures until 9 a.m. after a computer outage at the FAA quickly cascaded through the system at airports nationwide, causing thousands of delays across the United States.
At 8 a.m., there were more than 2,500 delayed flights within, into or out of the United States, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware. The Associated Press reports the number is likely to increase.
According to the Associated Press, the White House said that there is no evidence of a cyberattack, but President Joe Biden directed the Department of Transportation to investigate the cause of the disruption. As of 8 a.m., there was no known cause of the outage, although Biden said there is no evidence of a cyberattack.