Most Tracked Plane In History: Flight Carrying Queen’s Coffin To London
London: As many as 6 million people were following online a British Royal Air Force transport aircraft carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Edinburgh to London.
According to Flightradar24, it was the most tracked flight in history of aviation, reported PTI.
The previous record was when a US military aircraft flew US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan last month. That flight was followed by 2.2 million people on Flightradar24.
The 96-year-old Queen passed away on September 8 at her Scotland estate in Balmoral, after a record 70-year-old reign. Her coffin lay in state at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh before being flown on a RAF Globemaster C-17 on Tuesday evening.
The British military plane’s route from Edinburgh to RAF Northolt was followed by nearly 6 million people within its first minute in the air, the website informed.
The huge traffic caused disruptions to the website, where users can track the path of planes in the air.
The Queen’s coffin was taken from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. She will lie in state for the next four days before the funeral takes place on September 19.