Comair System Crash Leaves Thousands Stranded

By Deane Barker on December 25, 2004

Thousands of travelers cope with holiday headaches: Tens of thousands of people spent Christmas in an airport today because of a system malfunction.

The computer system Comair uses to book pilots for flights broke down, he said.

Comair could not pinpoint a reason for the computer crash and could not say why there was no backup system.

I predict that there’s going to be some IT guy out of a job when this is done. Additionally, if this is proven to be the work of a hacker or a bug, the press time devoted to it will be something to behold.