On Tuesday, well over 5 million people watched Queen Elizabeth’s last trip, which became the most monitored aircraft in history as it travelled from Edinburgh to London carrying the corpse of the late queen.
According to the flight monitoring website Flightradar24, a total of 4.79 million people saw the trip live online, and an additional 0.2 million people viewed it on its YouTube channel.
According to the firm, within the first minute of the Boeing C17A Globemaster putting on its transponder at Edinburgh’s airport, an unprecedented six million individuals sought to track the aircraft, which caused the platform to become unstable.
Queen Elizabeth II’s farewell journey was the most monitored flight in Flightradar24 history, according to the company’s Director of Communications. Her maiden flight as Queen was on the BOAC Argonaut “Atalanta” 70 years ago.
Elizabeth, who held the title of longest-reigning queen of Britain, passed away on September 8 at Balmoral, Scotland. The funeral for her will be held on September 19th.
According to Flightradar24, the number of passengers on this trip was more than twice as high as the previous record of 2.2 million, which was set when US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi travelled to Taiwan in August for a contentious visit.