NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

Nancy Effect: Thousands Swamp Plane Tracker Site On Pelosi Taiwan Visit.

Nancy Effect: Thousands Swamp Plane Tracker Site On Pelosi Taiwan Visit

Nancy Pelosi is the highest-profile elected US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years.

Washington:

Hundreds of thousands of people tuned in to a flight tracking website Tuesday anxious to find out whether US official Nancy Pelosi was in fact going to Taiwan, in defiance of China's angry protests.

Trouble was, there were so many of them -- a site record of over 708,000 -- that Flightradar24 said it had to limit non-subscribers' access in order to keep the service online.

"Unfortunately, due to the volume of users, it was necessary to deploy our waiting room functionality, which meters access," the company said in a statement, referring to "unprecedented" interest.

The sudden fixation on the plane carrying Pelosi, dubbed SPAR19, was driven in large part by uncertainty over whether the US House Speaker would go through with the trip she had refused to confirm.

It's significant because Pelosi, second in line to the presidency, is the highest-profile elected US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years and Beijing has made clear that it regards her presence as a major provocation.

Once the plane landed safely on the Taipei tarmac -- speculation had grown that China might take action against the jet -- the mystery was no more and the curious crowd dispersed.

"Shortly after SPAR19 landed, normal access for all users was restored quickly," Flightradar24 said.

China considers self-ruled, democratic Taiwan as its territory and has vowed to one day seize the island, by force if necessary.

It tries to keep Taiwan isolated on the world stage and opposes countries having official exchanges with Taipei.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Кращі інструменти для створення інтерфейсу користувача, ці інструменти допоможуть вам зробити це швидше та ефективніше, позбавивши необхідності зно...
Останні новини
Russian advances on Pisky, Pervomaiske fail

Russian advances on Pisky, Pervomaiske fail

In Avdiivka direction, shelling was recorded near Sribne, Krasnohorivka, Opytne, Pervomaiske, Novobakhmutivka, and Marinka, and an airstrike was launched near Krasnohorivka. The invaders made advances on Pisky and Pervomaiske, did not succeed, and...

UkrInform

Incredible moment Wizz Air plane barely misses beachgoers as it makes ‘lowest ever landing’.

Incredible moment Wizz Air plane barely misses beachgoers as it makes ‘lowest ever landing’.

This is the breathtaking moment a plane barely misses beachgoers as it makes the “lowest ever landing” at an island airport. Greek islanders and holidaymakers who had gathered on the beach to watch jets got a scare when a Wizz Air flight came in t...

The problem is we don’t know what Trump did: York

The problem is we don’t know what Trump did: York

The ‘Special Report’ All-Star panel weighs in on the latest from the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and reveals this week’s winners and losers. #FoxNews #SpecialReport Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video...

1 4

Jonathan Turley reacts to Trump raid search warrant.

Jonathan Turley reacts to Trump raid search warrant.

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley gives his analysis of the search warrant related to the FBI raid on former President Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago Monday and its many lingering questions on 'America Reports.' #AmericaR...

Turley on Trump raid search warrant 'controversy'

Turley on Trump raid search warrant 'controversy'

Fox News contributor and George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley breaks down Friday's search warrant release in conjunction with an FBI raid on former President Trump's estate at Mar-a-Lago on 'Hannity.' #FoxNews #Hannity Subscr...

FBI search at Mar-a-Lago uncovers 27 boxes of government records, some classified.

FBI search at Mar-a-Lago uncovers 27 boxes of government records, some classified.

The FBI’s search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, in search of evidence of potential crimes, uncovered 27 boxes of government records, including 11 classified boxes.

1 1

Author Salman Rushdie on a ventilator after being stabbed - DW News.

Author Salman Rushdie on a ventilator after being stabbed - DW News.

Author Salman Rushdie is alive but breathing through a ventilator after being stabbed on stage as he was about to give a lecture in New York state. Rushdie had spent years in hiding and under police protection after Iranian leaders called for his ...