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Solar flares disrupt flights at Swedish airports

A solar flare briefly disabled radar at Sweden's largest airports on Wednesday causing significant flight delays, the Civil Aviation Authority (LFV) said.


November 5, 2015
By AFP

“At 3:45 p.m. (2:45 p.m. GMT), solar storms had disrupted the Earth’s magnetic field, causing radar malfunctions here in Sweden,” said LFV spokesman Per Froberg.

“We had to close the airspace,” he added, which delayed airplane departures and landings at several airports. | READ MORE