Photo of PIA A320 Plane Before Crash: Fact Check


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About Photo of PIA A320 Plane Before Crash
Photo of PIA A320 Plane Before Crash

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Photo PIA A320 Before Landing of the PK-320 Plane Crash
You can easily see Runway

Fact Check:

A picture message is popular on social media alleging to show a Photo of Pakistan International Airline, PIA A320 Plane Before Crash Landing. It appears to show an image of a plane at an altitude and in far background is a runway. The photograph in fact became viral soon after the deadly crash of PK-320 killing more than 90 people onboard. The photograph is not real – it came from an old video showing a simulated plane crash.

Not Photograph of PIA A320 Plane Before Crash

The picture message became popular on social media soon after the plane crash of Pakistan plane. While some used the image for representation of the crash, others passed it as a real one. The image in fact comes from a simulated plane crash video with title ‘PIA 777-200 [Engine Fire] Crash Landing Lahore Pakistan‘. YouTube channel runsame uploaded the video on 28th June 2019. Description of the video also mentions all plane crash videos in the channel are simulated and made out of fantasy. You can watch the same scene in the image at around 46 seconds into the video.

Earlier in March 2019, a similar story became popular on social media after an Ethiopian Plane Crash killed all the 157 people aboard.

About the Crash of PIA A320

On 22nd May 2020, the Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft crashed into a densely populated residential area near Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan. As a result, the plane crash completely demolished five houses and damaged many others. The plane carrying 91 passengers and eight crew members was flying from the eastern city of Lahore to Karachi in the south. Sadly, only two people among them survived as 97 died in the crash.

The plane was experiencing technical difficulties, trying to land twice at the airport. According to a recording posted on a respected aviation monitoring website liveatc.net, the pilot told air traffic controllers he had lost power from both engines seconds before the crash.

Video Before PIA A320 Plane Crash

Twitter page Weather Of Karachi- WOK shared an exclusive CCTV footage of the PIA A320 plane crash near Karachi Airport. It shows the plane trying to pitch up, but comes down crashing and bursting into flames. The next video shows some after visuals of the deadly plane crash in Pakistan.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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