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No, This Video Does Not Show Recent Aircraft Crash In Nepal

Authors

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.

Claim

Footage shows visuals of the recent Yeti Airlines plane crash in Nepal.

No, This Video Does Not Show Recent Plane Crash In Nepal
Screenshot of tweet by @tVoiceOfCitizen

Archived versions of such tweets can be seen here, here and here.

Fact

A Google reverse image search on the keyframes of the viral video threw up a report by autoevolution, dated August 17, 2021, titled ‘Ilyushin Military Plane Crashes in Russia, the Tragic Moment Was Captured on Camera.’

Screengrab from autoevolution website

Displaying screengrabs from the viral video, the report stated, “The Ilyushin Il-112V prototype military transporter crashed in a forest close to the Kubinka airfield in Russia. Developed by the Russian aerospace company United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), the plane was meant to replace the Antonov An-26 aircraft.”

Following this, we conducted a keyword search for “ilyushin il-112v,”  “crash” & “ Russia”  on YouTube which led us to a video uploaded on the official channel of CNN-News 18 on August 17, 2021.

Screengrab from YouTube video by CNN-News 18

It carried snippets from the viral video showing a plane crash, and stated, “A military plane crashed in Moscow earlier this morning. Three people were on board. Russian media agency says that the three people are dead.”

Multiple news outlets had reported this incident. Such reports can be seen here, here and here.

Hence, the viral post claiming to show footage of the recent plane crash in Nepal is false. The video dates back to 2021, and shows an incident from Russia.

Result: False

Sources

Report By autoevolution, Dated August 17, 2021
YouTube Video By CNN-News 18, Dated August 17, 2021

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Authors

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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