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.