Fact check: Video of people pushing aircraft is from Nepal, not India

A video of a group of people pushing an aircraft is viral on social media. Users claim that this incident took place in India.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  7 Dec 2021 4:22 AM GMT
Fact check: Video of people pushing aircraft is from Nepal, not India

HYDERABAD: A video of a group of people pushing an aircraft is viral on social media. Users claim that this incident took place in India.


FACT CHECK:

NewsMeter found the incident took place in Nepal, not India.

According to Times Now News, Wion, and The Tribune, the incident occurred at the Bajura Airport in Kolti in Nepal.

The incident took place when a Tara Air jet was stuck on the runway after a tyre puncture. The jet was reportedly ready to land at the airport when the rear tyre of the aircraft exploded. Although the pilot was able to land the aircraft safely, he was not able to move it off the runway. The incident caused delays in the airport as other planes flying overhead were unable to land due to stranded aircraft. Passengers and airport staff stepped in to help out.

Republic World published a video report on the same whose description reads, "The 25-second-long video depicts a huge crowd of passengers as well as security staff pushing an entire aircraft off the runway strip. As per Nepal News, the event took place at the Bajura Airport in Kolti, when a Tara Air jet was trapped on the runway after a tyre ruptured. The jet was reportedly ready to land at the airport when the tyre at the backside of the aircraft exploded."


Several social media users tweeted the same video identifying the location as Nepal.



Clearly, the video of a group of people pushing an aircraft is not from India.

Claim Review:Video of a group of people pushing an airplane is from India
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