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Video Of Failed Parachute Landing Shared With Misleading Claims Related To Pakistani Paratrooper

A Twitter user shared a video claiming it is a Pakistani paratrooper instructor demonstrating a perfect landing. It further states that this paratrooper was trained in China. 

The 48-second viral video shows a failed parachute landing, and the tweet reads: “Pakistani paratroop instructor demonstrating a perfect landing – trained in China.”

https://twitter.com/LawrenceSellin/status/1302239080458133506?s=20

This claim was shared by many other social media users. 

We found this video published on Youtube on September 5 with the same claim.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke-FhT7DUXo

Fact Check/ Verification 

Through a reverse image search of the keyframes in the video on InVid, we came across a GIF on gfycat.com. Created on 7 July 2014 its title read, “Russian soldier parachute trouble GIF.” 

The GIF was sourced from a video published on Youtube in September 2012 titled, “Russian Parachute Landing FAIL.” This two-minute ten-second video includes the 48-second clip from the claim. 

This video was also published on Military.com in September 2012 with the title, “Russian Parachute Landing Goes Wrong.”

Video showing a failed parachute landing in Russia published by Military.com
Video showing a failed parachute landing in Russia published by Military.com

Conclusion 

Our research makes it clear that the video showing a failed parachute landing is not of a Pakistani paratrooper. It is from Russia.

Result: Misleading 

Our Sources

Gyfcat.com

Youtube video

 Military.com


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Nikita Vashisth
Nikita Vashisth
Nikita is a writer and editor for English fact-checking. She also leads projects to understand the misinformation and fake-news ecosystem—with an emphasis on data and psychology. Previously, she has worked with IndiaSpend, CNN-News18 and written for Citizen Matters and Mongabay-India on the environment, health, and politics. She’s a postgraduate of the Computational Journalism program at Cardiff University, Wales.

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