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All flights diverted from Frankfurt amid Lufthansa IT glitch


( ) -q-24- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “fiber optic lines.”

Germany’s air traffic control agency is diverting all flights away from the country’s busiest airport, Frankfurt.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. German news agency dpa reported that all of Lufthansa’s domestic flights were canceled and passengers were urged to switch to alternative forms of travel, such as trains.

VERBATIM: The diversions began after a problem with Lufthansa’s computer systems caused major disruption at the German airline. The agency said all plane parking spots in Frankfurt are full because passengers and crews are unable to board the airline’s flights. Telephone company Deutsche Telekom later confirmed that an excavator working on a railroad line in the Frankfurt area had cut through fiber optic lines.

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