Elon Musk a private jet was flying from San Jose to San Francisco – a flight of 35 miles (56 km) that took a total of nine minutesaccording to Twitter users who track the tech mogul’s movements.
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The flight across San Francisco Bay took place on May 6, but Twitter users shared a satellite map showing the plane’s flight path over the weekend, with many expressing outrage at the carbon footprint left by the electric car company’s CEO.
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“Elon Musk flew to San Francisco from San Jose in 9 minutes, which is 5 stops on Caltrain”, tweeted Hayden Clarkin, referring to the local commuter rail that connects San Francisco to cities south along the bay.
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According to the map, Musk’s plane flew about 35 miles from San Jose International Airport to San Francisco International Airport.
By car it will be a 40 minute drive depending on traffic.
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Last year, Jack Sweeney, a 19-year-old tech-savvy college student, started the Twitter account @ElonsJet, which provides regular updates on the flights the world’s richest man takes on his private jet.
Musk, who said the site posed a security threat, was so alarmed by Sweeney’s Twitter account that he contacted the student last year and offered him $5,000 to take it down.
Sweeney declined the offer.
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Elon Musk is also embroiled in a legal battle with Twitter after the social media company sued him for trying to back out of a $44 billion shareholder buyout deal and shut the firm down.