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The FlightRadar website, which tracks the movements of aircraft in real time, has ceased to open to users around the world. This is evidenced data DownForEveryoneOrJustMe service.
The site went down amid increased interest in the flight of the plane, which may be the speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. 300,000 people followed his route live.
Pelosi’s plane took off from Kuala Lumpur around 11 a.m. Moscow time. He headed east, and then, three hours after the start of the flight, turned north towards Taiwan.
Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan is opposed by China, which considers the de facto independent island to be its territory. Chinese leader Xi Jinping asked US President Joe Biden “not to play with fire” and prevent Pelosi’s trip. There were calls on Chinese social media to shoot down her plane if it flies into Taiwanese airspace.
Officially, Pelosi did not confirm, but did not deny the intention to visit Taiwan.
The most interesting flight in the history of FlightRadar, became flight of Pobeda airline, on which politician Alexei Navalny returned to Russia in January 2021. He was watched by 490 thousand people.
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