Equipment failure last night on part of Richmond International Airport's federally run instrument landing system affected the operation of several flights, some of which had to be diverted and others had to be canceled. Troy Bell, a spokesperson for the airport, said this morning that is was difficult to determine how many flights were affected by the equipment failure because those flights that had problems were not required to report the cause of the diversion or cancelations.
An estimate suggests that one flight was diverted and four flights were canceled in direct relation to the equipment failure. However, by 11:00 pm operations at the airport were back to normal. Arlene Salac, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), said that a problem was detected in the instrument landing system, a technician went to restarted the system, and the problem was fixed.
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