Queen Elizabeth’s final plane ride sets all-time flight tracking record

CNN) — The plane carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has broken records to become the most-tracked flight ever.
According to aviation tracker website Flightradar24, about five million people followed along online as the deceased Queen was flown from Edinburgh to London on September 13.
That number is derived from two sources — 4.79 million people who followed the flight’s journey on Flightradar24’s website and mobile app, plus an additional 296,000 who tracked the plane on YouTube.
That smashes the previous record, achieved just last month during US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial visit to Taiwan. Her plane’s journey to Taipei was tracked by about 2.9 million people.
The Royal Air Force plane carrying the Queen spent one hour and 12 minutes in flight. It landed at RAF Northolt, a military station about six miles from Heathrow Airport in Greater London.
From Northolt, the Queen’s coffin was taken to Buckingham Palace. On Wednesday, September 14 the coffin will be escorted to Westminster Hall, Parliament, where the Queen will lie in state until her funeral on Monday, September 19 in Westminster Abbey.


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