Queen Elizabeth II's last flight from Edinburgh to RAF Northolt, near London, set a tracking record on Flightradar24
The Royal Air Force flight carrying Queen Elizabeth II's coffin from Edinburgh to RAF Northolt, near London, has set a flight tracking record on Flightradar24. About 5 million people watched the flight. 4,79 million people watched the flight via Flightradar24's web services and mobile app, and another 296.000 watched the flight via the YouTube live stream. The flight was operated with a Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft.
In the first minute after the aircraft's transponder was activated, 6 million people tried to follow the Queen's flight. This put an unprecedented strain on the Flightradar24 platform, far beyond what was recorded when the US Speaker of the House flew to Taiwan and 2,2 million people followed the flight.
It was an unprecedented endurance test for the Flightradar24 platform, with 76.2 million requests related to this flight.