Simulation video of Ethiopian aircraft passed off as air crash in China

A video of a plane crash claiming to show its final moments is viral on social media. Users claim that this is a video of an Eastern Airlines plane that crashed in China's Guangxi province on March 21.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  22 March 2022 9:21 AM GMT
Simulation video of Ethiopian aircraft passed off as air crash in China

HYDERABAD: A video of a plane crash claiming to show its final moments is viral on social media.

Users claim that this is a video of an Eastern Airlines plane that crashed in China's Guangxi province on March 21.

The video seems to have been taken from inside the plane.

The video is shared with the text, "A Boeing 737 just crashed in southern China. This was one of the last moments recorded on the plane. maybe the only moment. Viewers' discretion advised."


FACT CHECK:

NewsMeter noticed the logo of Ethiopian airlines on the aircraft.


Taking this as a hint, NewsMeter searched for videos on Ethiopian airlines crash and found a youtube video carrying the same visuals. The video was uploaded on 11 March 2019 and is titled, "Ethiopia Plane Crash, Ethiopia Airlines B737 MAX Crashes After Takeoff". The viral clip can be seen from 9:33 seconds.


According to the description, the video is a simulated flight crash for Ethiopian airlines flight ET302. Although it does not show what exactly happened it is based on a real incident. On 10 March 2019, 157 people were killed in the crash soon after taking off Addis Ababa. (read more here)

A Boeing 737 passenger plane carrying 132 people on board crashed in China on 21 March. No survivors have been found. Media reports state that the crash caused a fire in the woods, which was later put out.

A simulation video showing the crash of an Ethiopian aircraft is being falsely shared as recent Eastern Airlines plane crash in China.

Claim Review:Video shows final moments before Eastern Airlines plane crash in China.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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