Ajay Devgan’s Helicopter Crashed Near Mahabaleshwar: Fact Check


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Image Suggesting Ajay Devgan's Helicopter Crashed Near Mahabaleshwar
Ajay Devgan's Helicopter Crashed Near Mahabaleshwar

Story:

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan’s Helicopter Crashed Near Mahabaleshwar. The pilot of the chartered helicopter died on the spot, and the actor is in critical condition in a nearby hospital. The accident took place while the actor was returning after completing a shoot at the Mahabaleshwar hill station.

Image Suggesting Ajay Devgan's Helicopter Crashed Near Mahabaleshwar

Fact Check:

A message doing rounds on WhatsApp claims Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan’s Helicopter Crashed near Mahabaleshwar. Following the mishap, it says the pilot of the charter helicopter died on the spot, and the actor is in critical condition in a nearby hospital. The message surfaced in early May 2018 and went viral on social media as well. In fact, the messages appeared in English and Marathi languages, and accompanied pictures suggesting the actor was seriously injured in his Helicopter crash. The said incident about Ajay Devgan’s helicopter crashed near Mahabaleshwar is however not true.

Image Suggesting Ajay Devgan's Helicopter Crashed Near Mahabaleshwar

Ajay Devgan’s Helicopter Crashed Fake News

The messages in circulation said Ajay Devgan’s Helicopter Crashed Near Mahabaleshwar while the actor was returning after completing a shoot at the hill station. Seeing the messages, concerned fans started inquiring about the actor’s health on social media. Talking about the pictures first, the white helicopter is actually Pakistan’s Mi-17 that crash landed in Afghanistan in August 2016. The other aircraft is again an old one showing a private Cessna Aircraft that suffered a mishap.

Coming back to the accident claim, there’s no credible news the popular Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan’s Helicopter Crashed near Mahabaleshwar. Once the message became popular, local police investigated the matter and confirmed no such accident took place near the hill station. The actor has been active on his Twitter page. Therefore, the crash accident message is again one of those fake, hoax news targeting celebrities.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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