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    A photo taken on July 19, 2018 shows the air traffic control organization Belgocontrol in Steenokkerzeel, where technical troubles led to the closure of the Belgian airspace

    Belgian Air Traffic Restored After Computer Malfunction – Airline Operator

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    Planes were prevented from flying over Belgium from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 pm local time due to a computer glitch.

    Belgium's air traffic operator, Belgocontrol, reported that the problem was solved and air traffic restored after flight space over Belgium had been closed due to a computer malfunction, which affected a flight data processing system.

    Brussels Airlines reported that a flight from Moscow was the first plane to successfully land in the Belgian capital after the closure of the country's airspace.

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