Tuesday 2 August 2022 02:00 PM Flight tracking website Flightradar24 goes DOWN as 300,000 people watch ... trends now

Tuesday 2 August 2022 02:00 PM Flight tracking website Flightradar24 goes DOWN as 300,000 people watch ... trends now
Tuesday 2 August 2022 02:00 PM Flight tracking website Flightradar24 goes DOWN as 300,000 people watch ... trends now

Tuesday 2 August 2022 02:00 PM Flight tracking website Flightradar24 goes DOWN as 300,000 people watch ... trends now

Flight tracking website Flighttradar24 has gone down after 300,000 people logged on to watch Nancy Pelosi's flight approach Taiwan - crippling the site's servers. 

Pelosi is believed to be arriving in Taipei on Tuesday night and is set to meet Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a day after landing in Singapore to kick off her tour of Asia.

But a series of Chinese threats to shoot her airplane down has caused concern - as hundreds of thousands of people tried to track her flight ahead of the suspected landing. 

This morning, keen flight followers were left stuck when trying to get on to the website, as they were told 'something went wrong on our end, please try again.' 

White House spokesman John Kirby said yesterday: 'We're going to make sure that she has a safe and secure visit, because that's our responsibility. 

'And we urge as I said at the outset, we urge China to see this - if she goes - to see this for exactly what it is: nothing new, no change to our policy, and certainly not an unprecedented visit by the Speaker of the House.'

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (left) and her counterpart Azhar Azizan Harun (right) pose for photograph at Parliament building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 2 August

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (left) and her counterpart Azhar Azizan Harun (right) pose for photograph at Parliament building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 2 August

This morning, keen flight followers were left stuck when trying to get on to the Flighttradar24 website, as they were told 'something went wrong on our end, please try again'

This morning, keen flight followers were left stuck when trying to get on to the Flighttradar24 website, as they were told 'something went wrong on our end, please try again'

Hundreds of thousands of people were watching the US airplane - which took Pelosi to Malaysia - depart from Kuala Lumpur but the destination was still listed as 'not applicable'

Hundreds of thousands of people were watching the US airplane - which took Pelosi to Malaysia - depart from Kuala Lumpur but the destination was still listed as 'not applicable' 

The Chinese People's Liberation Army issued multiple warnings ahead of Pelosi’s expected trip, including a new one on Monday that contained a video simulating a missile strike, aircraft carriers advancing and fighter jets in formation. 

There was also a stern warning from state media. 

The video was posted on WeChat on

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