Aspen flights diverted over FAA equipment failure

By the Associated Press | April 10, 2012 | 11:45 AM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Several American Eagle flights headed to the Colorado ski town of Aspen were diverted to other airports over the weekend because of airport equipment failure.

Investigators say the equipment that guides landing planes failed on Saturday and Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration says it had problems after moving the equipment and expects it to be fixed by Friday.

Aviation director Jim Elwood tells the Aspen Times ( ) that he wants to make sure the problem has been corrected.


Information from: The Aspen Times,