About 5 million people watched the flight carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Edinburgh to London online, according to Flightradar24.
The figure of 5 million people who watched the flight carrying the Queen’s coffin on September 13 was compiled from two sources: 4.79 million followers on Flightradar24’s website and mobile app, and 296,000 followers via information. via YouTube.
The figure broke the record for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s flight to Taiwan last month, with 2.9 million followers.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) plane took an hour and 12 minutes to bring the Queen’s coffin from Edinburgh to London. The plane landed at RAF Northolt, a military base nearly 10 kilometers from Heathrow Airport in London.
From Northolt, Queen Elizabeth II’s casket was taken to Buckingham Palace and will be carried to Westminster Hall today. The coffin will be laid to rest here until September 19, when 10 days of national mourning will end with a funeral at Westminster Abbey.
Flightradar24 is a popular real-time flight tracking tool, launched in 2006. Flightradar24 said it anticipated the flight carrying the Queen’s coffin would attract a lot of followers, so it tried to maintain it. site stability as much as possible. However, the overwhelming viewership is a major technical challenge.
“This spike was beyond our expectations. We handled 76.2 million flight-related requests, like clicking on a flight icon, viewing flight information or adjusting settings.” , says Ian Petchenik, the site’s communications director.
Mr. Petchenik predicted that the record of the flight carrying the coffin of the Queen of England is unlikely to be broken for a long time.
Thanh Tam (Theo CNN)