A computer glitch has grounded American Airlines flights at several major airports

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American Airlines flights in and out of several major US airports have been grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Earlier reports indicated a nationwide ground stop, but the FAA ground stop was actually more limited.

The action has affected departing American Airlines flights out of Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago O’Hare, and Miami international airports.

According to the FAA, today’s ground stop was due to computer issues.

The FAA ground stop is expected to last until 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, CNBC reported.

"We’re working to resolve technical issues impacting several airports as quickly as possible," American Airlines told Business Insider in an emailed statement. "We will provide updates and more information as they become available. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience."

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Today’s incident is the latest in a series of computer-related delays to hit US airlines.

Earlier this year, United Airlines experienced two computer glitches a month apart from each other that forced the carrier to ground its flights.

We’ll update when more information is available.

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