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Equipment failure at Los Angeles International Airport unresolved.


The cause of the failure of a critical instrument landing system at Los Angeles International Airport remains unsolved.

The system is reportedly a beacon that guides aircraft onto one of the runways and it has shut off twice within a week, the most recent incident for about 40 minutes on Monday (14 August). The latest shutdown created delays of up to 45 minutes, with aircraft being kept circling.

Steven Zaidman, vice president of technical operations for the FAA's Air Traffic Organization, said that the cause of the problem has not been found and at this point technicians are being maintained 24-7 to re-service the instrument landing system and reset it when it shuts itself off.

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Date:Aug 16, 2006
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