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Viral Video Of Chopper Crash In Ukraine Is Actually From US

Claim

Video shows visuals from the recent helicopter crash outside Ukraine capital Kyiv.

Screengrab from tweet by @manjeet_dfoodie

Archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Fact

A Google reverse image search on the keyframes of the viral footage led us to a YouTube video by WFAA, dated March 26, 2022, titled ‘Helicopter crash in Rowlett captured on cellphone video.’

Video Video Of Chopper Crash In Ukraine Is Actually From US
Screengrab of YouTube video by WFAA

It featured the viral video with the description, “Two people have died, including the pilot, after a helicopter crashed and caught fire in Rowlett on Friday morning, officials said…The crash happened near the 2200 block of Lakeview Parkway, near Dexham Road, in an open lot surrounded by businesses. Rowlett is just east of Garland in northeast Dallas County.”

Following this, we conducted a keyword search for “Helicopter crash,” & “Rowlett” yielded a video report by FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth, dated March 26, 2022. Displaying the snippets from the viral footage, the description elaborated, “Video shows the moments before a helicopter crashed in a Rowlett field Friday. It burst into flames after impact, killing the pilot and a passenger”

Screengrab of YouTube video by FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth

In a report dated March 26, 2022, Daily Mail also carried the same visuals while elaborating on the Rowlett helicopter crash.

We could thus conclude that the viral visuals do not show the recent helicopter crash outside Ukraine capital Kyiv. The video dates back to 2022, and shows visuals of a helicopter crash in Rowlett, US.

Result: False

Sources

YouTube Video By WFAA, Dated March 26, 2022
YouTube Video By FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth, Dated March 26, 2022

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Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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