Storm Ciara helps plane beat transatlantic flight record

Experts are hailing a British Airways flight as the fastest subsonic New York to London journey.

The Boeing 747-436 reached speeds of 825 mph (1,327 km/h) as it rode a jet stream accelerated by Storm Ciara.

The four hours and 56 minutes flight arrived at Heathrow Airport 80 minutes ahead of schedule on Sunday morning.

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According to Flightradar24, an online flight tracking service, it beat a previous five hours 13 minutes record held by Norwegian.

Aviation consultant and former BA pilot Alastair Rosenschein said the aeroplane reached a “phenomenal speed”.


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