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Computer outage disrupts Continental flights

By Shawn Nottingham, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The outage lasts 2 hours
  • Forty departures are disrupted, airline says

(CNN) -- A computer outage grounded more than three dozen Continental Airlines flights Wednesday, the airline said.

About 40 departures were disrupted because of the two-hour outage, said airline spokeswoman Christen David.

"It was a small percentage of our total daily departures nationwide," David said.

Flights resumed shortly after 10 p.m. ET, she said.