A video showing a person traveling on a wing of an airplane is viral on social media. Users claim that it shows Afghani national fleeing his country.

"Citizens of Afghanistan scared of TB occupation hugging deaths and riding on the wings of the Airplane #Afghanistan" reads the message

In the blurry video, one can see a person hanging onto the airplane wing along with some clothes.

Fact check:

The claim is FALSE.

When searched using Reverse image search in Yandex, we found that the viral video is in circulation since 2020.

A Twitter user shared this Tik Tok video titled: "The Ghost of the Internet".

This video has been shared on Instagram too in September 2020.

Another video was posted on Youtube, which had a watermark of `Cre: Huy Qun Hoa'. We could not get any lead on the TikTok accounts. When searched with Huy Qun Hoa, we found several images and videos in his name.

An article on `spot.ph' described him as "God of Photoshop". This article also shares the viral video and links it to the Facebook account of Huy Quan Hoa. In this video, we can see him posing and doing various stunts on the turbine engine of the aircraft.

According to spin.ph, he is a Vietnamese graphic designer. He is a character that appears in many troll groups. Huy has been doing this since 2018. In fact, many of the pictures that are suddenly going viral now were actually posted by Huy last March 2019 to celebrate one year in the business.

Huy runs a Facebook page where he posts his latest creations. All his Photoshop manipulations aren't just for trolling, though. It's all to advertise his online graphic design classes.

Here is his Facebook account which shares many of his works.

Hence, the claim that the video shows Afghan National clinging on to the airplane wing is FALSE.

Claim Review :   Video of man clinging to aircraft wing is from Afghanistan
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Satya Priya BN

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