Hyderabad: A photo of people pushing an aircraft is viral with the claim that due to waterlogging, passengers were forced to push a plane at Delhi airport.

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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter ran a reverse image search and found a photo in a news report dating back to 14 August 2007.


According to the report, the picture was taken at Yantai airport in Shandong province, China. The photo shows airport workers pushing Shandong Bombardier CRJ 200 away from the flooded runway.

Taking that as a cue, we found a Chinese news report from 2007 that said several flights were delayed due after Yantai airport's runway was flooded. More than 20 staff members pushed the plane to a safe area.



Further, we searched for photos and videos of waterlogging in Delhi and found a video of a waterlogged terminal at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. In the video, we can clearly see the waterlogged runway amid heavy rain.

Though Delhi was waterlogged following heavy rains the viral picture is not from the capital's IGI airport. Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   Photo of people pushing an aircraft at Delhis IGI airport.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Sabya Singh

Sabya is currently a fact-checker at NewsMeter and a full-time reporter with Hans India. she has a keen interest in pursuing stories of education, women and child development and loves photography. She is pursuing her M.A in mass communication and journalism from St.Francis of women. she is an avid reader and paints in her spare time.

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