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Flights in the News and the Most Tracked Flights of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we look back on some of the flights that made news this year, including tragic crashes and heart-warming stories. We also dig into the data on the most tracked flights on Flightradar24 during the past 12 months, some of which may surprise you. (more…)

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Metrojet 9268 Extended Mode-S Data Decoded

In addition to our initial data, we have decoded¬†Extended Mode-S data from a single receiver with the best reception in the area of Metrojet flight 9268. This is additional data sent from the aircraft when requested by air traffic control. This data is raw data from the aircraft that has been decoded, but not processed, by Flightradar24. Our previously released data set was synthesized data from multiple receivers processed normally through Flightradar24 servers and did not include Extended Mode-S data. (more…)

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Crash of Metrojet Flight 7K9268

At approximately 04:13 UTC, 31 October 2015, Metrojet flight 9268 crashed into the Sinai Peninsula. The flight’s planned route was from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, Russia. We acquired a signal from the aircraft shortly after takeoff and tracked it until 04:13:22 UTC. At the time of last contact we were receiving a signal from the aircraft to three of our receivers, all of which stopped receiving data from the aircraft at the same time. (more…)