The crash of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) radar system delayed more than 55 flights on Wednesday, Jul 28. The ATC was crashed during the trial run of the new Auto-Trac-III software, which the entire applications of the radar system works.
"A trial run of the new software platform was going on, when at around 5.45 pm the screens went blank and the system crashed. Immediately all operations were shifted to the older Auto-Track-II system," said officials.
The Auto-Track-III at Delhi airport was being inducted as the replacement of the older version that had failed on Jan 14, 2010.