MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Commercial air flights resumed in New Zealand after a radar outage briefly grounded all planes in the country, the Airways New Zealand company in charge of air traffic controls said Tuesday.
"We can confirm the internal network failure has been resolved. Full service is now resumed. We apologise for the inconvenience this caused," the air traffic authority said on Twitter.
The failure occurred at around 2:41 p.m. local time (4:00 GMT). Airways NZ immediately suspended all flights as it investigated the cause of the outage. It stressed that "at no point was the safety of any airport operations compromised."