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Old video of a Helicopter crash going viral as a recent incident in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv? Read- Fact check

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A video is getting viral on social media sites. It can be seen in the video that a  Helicopter is down falling. Social media users are claiming that a helicopter is crashing in Ukraine. The news is spreading after A helicopter crash in the suburbs of Kyiv killed 14 people, including one child and Ukraine’s interior affairs minister.

By sharing the video a social media user captioned: “ Viral video of helicopter crash in Ukraine capital explains why. #HelicopterCrash “

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Fact Check:

To know the reality of the viral claim the team of DFRAC did a reverse image search and found the report published by the aviationist on September 5, 2014. The heading states- “ Video shows Mi-8 helicopter crash during an air show in Russia.” 

Source: the aviationist

The report further states, A Mi-8 utility helicopter crashed during an air show in Russia.

The chopper, belonging to the Russian “Panh Helicopters” air company (whose fleet of about 30 aircraft performs scientific and aerial services), was taking part in the opening phases of the Gidroavisalon 2014 in Gelendzhik. This international hydro air show gathered 180 Russian companies and 14 foreign delegations.

Many other media houses had also covered the Mi-8 helicopter crash report.

Source: military

Source: carscoops

Source: airsoc

On  Further searches, the team found many YouTube channels have also uploaded helicopter crash videos in different years.

Source: YouTube

 Source: Youtube

Source: YouTube

At the same time, the team found Twitter posts related to the MI-8 helicopter crash in Gelendzhik, Russia. ( 4th September)

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Conclusion:

It is evident from the fact check of DFRAC and several media houses reports, that the video of the helicopter crash in Russia is from 2014 and it has nothing to do with the recent helicopter crash in Kyiv. Therefore, the claim of social media users is Misleading.

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