A PIA flight with 99 people on board crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport on May 22, 2020, in Karachi. The flight that took off from Lahore, crashed minutes before landing, with 97 reported deaths.
In the viral clip, passengers are seated suddenly start panicking as the bus lurches and is being shared on Facebook with the caption, "Exclusive video. The horrific footage of PIA passenger jet that crushed along with 90 passengers in Pakistan."
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We searched with the same caption on Facebook and found that the clip was being shared with the false claim.
BOOM found that the video clip is fro a bus accident in September 2019 and does not show the May 22 plane crash of the Lahore-Karachi flight
A reverse image search on a keyframe of the video showed results from September 2019 of a bus accident near Kot Momin in Sargodha district, Punjab, Pakistan. The viral clip was earlier uploaded on October 2, 2019, on YouTube, with the caption, "CCTV footage of Kot Momin bus accident".
The visuals in the 3.20 minutes clip matched with the visuals in the viral video which shows both are the same clip.
On viewing the original video, we spotted that the CCTV footage had the date timestamp - '2019-9-28' which indicates that the video is from September 28, 2019. We searched with the keywords, ''CCTV footage of Kot Momin bus accident" and found an article with the same footage which said, a bus had turned turtle near Kot Momin in Sargodha, Punjab on Sept 28, 2020, leading to the deaths of two people.
On comparing the original video uploaded on YouTube with the viral video we found that the CCTV timestamp showing the date and exact time of the recording had been hidden with a white box.
A search on Twitter with the keywords, 'Kot Momin bus accident' showed tweets from September 28, 2019, reporting with images about the accident.
#Lahore SE #Peshawar JANAY WALI BUS KOT MOMIN K KAREEB ULAT GAI.— FAST NEWS (@FASTNEWSKHI007) September 28, 2019
4 MUSAFIR JANBAHAQ.
We compared the seat covers in these images with the seat covers in the viral video and found that both matched.
The incident was also reported in local media outlets. Read here