The 48-second viral video shows a failed parachute landing, and the tweet reads: “Pakistani paratroop instructor demonstrating a perfect landing – trained in China.”
This claim was shared by many other social media users.
We found this video published on Youtube on September 5 with the same claim.
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.”
Our research makes it clear that the video showing a failed parachute landing is not of a Pakistani paratrooper. It is from Russia.