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Software problems hindered air traffic in Germany

German air traffic control malfunctions on Wednesday morning. The cause was a software issue in the Langen Control Center when an update was installed, a spokeswoman for the FBI explained. For several hours, it was only possible to fly to a limited extent over the whole of Germany. The spokeswoman said that normal operations will be possible again starting at nine in the morning.

Center Langen controls lower airspace in central Germany with important airports such as Dusseldorf, Cologne and Frankfurt. The region stretches from Kassel to Lake Constance and from the French border to Thuringia. Overflights are not affected because they are monitored by the Karlsruhe control center.