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Delta Airlines says worldwide flight grounding lifted

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Delta Airlines said Monday a worldwide grounding of its flights has been lifted and its planes will resume taking off on a limited basis.

The airline said cancellations and delays will continue because of the more than three hour halt caused by a computer breakdown. It blamed the problem on a power outage at its hub in Atlanta.

Passengers line up as they wait to board Delta Air Lines flights at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci airport, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Delta Air Lines has grounded flights and predicted widespread cancellations Monday, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of passengers, after a power outage hit its computer systems globally. (AP-Yonhap)
Passengers line up as they wait to board Delta Air Lines flights at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci airport, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Delta Air Lines has grounded flights and predicted widespread cancellations Monday, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of passengers, after a power outage hit its computer systems globally. (AP-Yonhap)


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