Flights to Nashville International (BNA) delayed Sep 21, 2021

Flights to Nashville International (BNA) are being delayed at their departure airport until approximately 11:00 am CDT because there is an issue with the equipment at the airport.

The FAA has issued a “ground stop” for all flights to Nashville International meaning that no new flights heading for this airport are allowed to leave at this time.

This post is updated every 15 minutes. All times are listed in local time for the airport.

Will my flight be impacted?

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A piece of equipment that is required for normal operations at the airport has malfunctioned, and as a result aircraft are not able to land and depart on their normal schedule. Airports try to prevent this situation with regular maintenance but sometimes issues happen without warning.

Depending on the specific equipment and how easy it is to repair or replace this may be a quick situation that resolves itself shortly or this may take an extended period of time. Right now we don’t have enough information to make that call, so be prepared for extended delays.

Why Is This Happening?

There is currently an issue with some of the equipment located at the airport, and as a result aircraft are not able to land and depart at their usual pace. Depending on the equipment that is broken this may be a simple fix or this may continue for quite some time. The Air Traffic Control system uses ground delays and other mechanisms to slow traffic down to a point where it is manageable with the remaining equipment and that seems to be what is currently happening.

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