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Human Error Blamed for Air Traffic Breakdown

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Human Error Blamed for Air Traffic Breakdown

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Human Error Blamed for Air Traffic Breakdown

Human Error Blamed for Air Traffic Breakdown

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Federal aviation officials blame human error for a communications mishap that grounded hundreds of flights Tuesday. The problem occurred at a major air traffic control center in California, causing delays for several hours and forcing planes to divert to distant airports. NPR's Ina Jaffe reports.