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A simulation video of an aircraft is being shared as Indonesian aircraft crashed

Written by Sahban

A 36-second video clip of an aircraft is being shared by many social media users claiming that it is a crash of a real aircraft.

Urvashi Gaur, a Correspondent at NewsX shared the video with a caption “Crashed landing of Airplane (Garuda, Indonesia) (7.1.2022) in Mashhad city Iran”. Archive |Twitter


A Twitter user @abushahma007 shared the video with a caption “#indonesian plane is nearly crashing. Thanx #God for safe landing” Archive | Twitter


Another Twitter user @Kunu_Kul shared the video with a caption “Indonesia’s plane was going to crash, the pilot showed good skills and saved the passengers”. Archive | Twitter


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FactO check:

A reverse image search of some keyframes from the video directed us to an YouTube video by Bopbibun, titled “Most Crazy Emergency Landing By Drunk Pilot | X-Plane 11” (X-Plane is a flight simulation engine)and description “Important: This is only in the flight simulation. This situation is not real! Everything in this video doesn’t happen in real life, because this situation is just a challenge for me to try in the flight simulation”

A screenshot of description of the YouTube Channel can be seen below.


From the above image it is clear that the video is from a simulation game.


A simulation video is being shared as real aircraft crash. The above claims are misleading

A similar claim was also fact-checked by FactO,click below to read,

Viral video of MiG aircraft landing on a dam is from a simulation video game


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