HYDERABAD: A video of a plane landing amid turbulent winds is viral on social media. Users claim these are visuals from Oman.

A Twitter user shared the video with the text, "Pray for Oman #cycloneShaheen". It has notched over 29,000 views. (archive)


The claim is false.

NewsMeter noticed "The Sun" logo at the top right-hand corner of the video. Using this hint, the team performed a keyword search and found the same video on the website of the British tabloid "The Sun" on October 15, 2018. It reported that a Boeing 757-200 aircraft/ TUI plane was swaying mid-air and landed sideways at Bristol Airport (Bristol, England, UK) after it was swept by Storm Callum's 77 mph winds on 12 October 2018.

Several other media outlets like Mirror, NDTV, Indian Express, and News 18 reported using the same visuals. The Mirror reads, "Strong winds blowing directly across the runway at Bristol Airport caused this aircraft to land sideways. Footage captured on October 12 shows the TUI Airways Boeing 757-200 plane being swept from side-to-side by the powerful crosswinds."

Daily Mail carried visuals of several planes trying to land at the Bristol airport amid turbulent winds.

Clearly, the incident took place in 2018 at Bristol Airport, UK.

It is true that flights in Oman are facing difficulties due to cyclone. But the viral video is not from Oman.

Thus, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   Video of plane landing is a visual from Oman amidst cyclone Shaheen
Claimed By :  Twitter Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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