The Royal Air Force flight that carried Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Edinburgh to London has become the most tracked flight in history, with more than 5 million people tracking the flight to London, according to flight-tracking website Flightradar24.
4.79 million people watched the flight via the Flightradar24 website and mobile app services, and 296,000 people watched the flight via YouTube live, according to space.
The Queen’s last flight from Edinburgh to RAF Northault has become the most tracked flight in history, with the previous record for the most tracked flight being Nancy Pelosi’s flight to Taiwan last month when nearly 2.2 million people tuned in to track the flight. Advance Journey US legislators.
Also, within the first minute of the plane’s transponder activation, 6 million people tried to press on the Queen’s flight.
“This has put unprecedented pressure on the platform, far beyond what we saw when the US House of Representatives Speaker traveled to Taiwan and 2.2 million people followed the flight,” Flightradar24 said in a blog post.
The massive increase in traffic caused ‘turmoil’ to the website despite the calming measures, as some 600,000 users were able to successfully follow the journey before performance deteriorated.
The site said it had processed 76.2 million requests related to the Queen’s flight, including clicking on the flight icon, clicking on plane information in the left-hand box or adjusting settings.
Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully last week at the age of 96 in Balmoral, ending a reign of more than 70 years.