A video in the article below contains images some may find shocking.

Claim: A video shows a Yeti Airlines flight which crashed in Pokhara, Nepal, on 15 January 2023.

Fact: The video does not show the recent 2023 plane crash in Nepal. In fact, it dates back to 2013 when a cargo plane crashed in Bagram, Afghanistan.

Fact or Fiction?

On 17 January 2023, a Twitter user Gaurav Sharma shared a video of a nose-diving aircraft with a burning engine claiming that it shows the plane that crashed in Pokhara, Nepal, on 15 January.

“At least 68 killed in Nepal’s worst airplane crash in 30 years. total 72 people are flying what happened with remaining 4 passenger?,” his tweet reads.

Soch Fact Check found the claim to be false. A Google Reverse Image Search of key frames of the video led to an article published by The Guardian on 1 May 2013. The report titled “747 cargo plane crashes at Bagram airbase – video” features the same video as the viral video.

It suggests that the video shows a Boeing 747 US cargo plane crashing on its ascent from Bagram airbase in Afghanistan on 29 April 2013. The crash killed all seven crew members on board. 

CBS News also posted the video on YouTube and CNN on their website.


The video can be found here on Facebook.

On Twitter, it was shared here as well. Gaurav Sharma’s video has received 31,100 views on Twitter.

Conclusion: An old video from 2013, when a cargo plane crashed in Bagram, Afghanistan, has been falsely linked to the recent plane crash in Nepal.

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