According to Flightradar24, some 5 million people watched the flight from Edinburgh to London carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin online.
Data on the 5 million people who watched the flight carrying the Queen’s coffin on September 13 came from two sources: 4.79 million followers on the Flightradar24 website and mobile app, and 296,000 followers via YouTube feeds.
The number shattered the record set by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who flew to Taiwan last month and has 2.9 million followers.
A Royal Air Force (RAF) plane took one hour and 12 minutes to transport the Queen’s coffin from Edinburgh to London. The plane landed at RAF Northalt military base, nearly 10 kilometers from London’s Heathrow Airport.
Coffin from Northolt Queen Elizabeth II Was taken to Buckingham Palace and will be taken to Westminster Hall today. The coffin will be laid here until September 19, when 10 days of national mourning will end with a funeral in Westminster Abbey.
Flightradar24 is a well-known real-time flight tracking tool, launched in 2006. Flightradar24 said it expects the flight carrying the Queen’s coffin to attract a large following, so try to keep the site steady. However, overwhelming viewership was a major technical challenge.
“This spike exceeded our expectations. We processed 76.2 million flight-related requests, such as clicking on a flight icon, viewing flight information or adjusting settings,” said Ian Petchenik, the site’s communications director.
Mr Pechenick predicts that the record-breaking flight with the Queen’s coffin is unlikely to be broken for a long time to come.
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