Faulty radar delays flights

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Airline passengers in western Norway were hit by flight delays on Thursday, because of problems with the radar system at an air traffic control center near Stavanger. The problems forced delays of flights to and from Stavanger, Bergen and Haugesund.

The problems were later corrected but it was expected to take several hours before traffic was running on schedule again.

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) was among those affected, with the delays on the West Coast affecting traffic at other airports around the country.

Officials at Stavanger’s airport at Sola reported that the problems occurred during a routine upgrade of the system for the Stavanger air traffic control center.

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