NEWS FROM THE LAB - Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Comair flight cancellations caused by a 16-bit counter Posted by Mikko @ 21:17 GMT

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Couple of days ago we discussed how Comair had cancelled over 1000 flights in USA during the Christmas holidays.

Turns out the reason behind this was that the flight planning software they were using was using a 16-bit counter to keep track of flight staff changes...so after 32768 changes it would simply stop working.


Details are available from an article in Cincinnati Post.