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Real-time flight data of Prince William’s air ambulance pulled amidst security concerns


By John Glenday | Reporter

July 27, 2015 | 1 min read

A £3 app which relayed real-time flight data from an air ambulance flown by Prince William has removed the sensitive information from its service amidst concern that the information could be used by terrorists to target the prince.

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Flightradar24 carried exhaustive data charting everything from when the helicopter took off to its direction, position and travel speed, potentially leaving it exposed to attack from the ground via a rocket propelled grenade.

Armchair observers could even set up automated alerts to be given notifications of any movement without lifting a finger.

The app covers thousands commercial, private and military flights from around the world but will now pull ‘certain UK helicopters’ from that list following concerns.

The Duke of Edinburgh began working as an air ambulance pilot earlier this month after completing his training with the RAF.

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