Swedish Airports Disrupted After Radar Failure

A malfunctioning radar system forced aviation authorities on Thursday to temporarily halt air traffic at many of Sweden’s major airports.

All flights from 25 airports, including Sweden’s largest airport, Arlanda, outside Stockholm, were grounded for more than 2 hours after the Swedish aviation authority LFV’s central radar system stopped working around 10.30 am.

A backup radar system kicked in to land flights still in the air when the central radar malfunctioned. No accidents were reported.

Airports in the southern-most part of Sweden use a different radar system and were not affected by the malfunction.

The cause of the malfunction was under investigation.

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