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Spirit Airlines is investigating the cause of a brief computer issue that affected 16 flights Friday, officials said. 

The Federal Aviation Administration tweeted at 5:20 p.m. that they received a request from Spirit Airlines to ground "all flights system-wide due to company computer issues." 

An hour later, the ground stop was canceled after the issue was resolved, according to Spirit and the FAA. 

Derek Dombrowski, manager of media relations for Spirit Airlines, said the outage directly affected 16 flights. They still are investigating the cause. 

"We experienced a brief system outage this evening, but the issue is now resolved," Dombrowski said. "We are investigating the cause, and we apologize for any inconvenience to our guests."

srahal@detroitnews.com

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