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Simulated video is shared as visuals of Russian Aeroflot flight SU1492 crash-landing in Moscow


A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the recent crash-landing visuals of the Russian SU1492 flight after an unsuccessful emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International airport. According to the post, 41 passengers were killed in this accident. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

Claim: Recent crash-landing visuals of Russian Aeroflot flight SU1492.

Fact: The video shared in the post is digitally created using simulation software. The Russian Aeroflot Flight SU1492 crash-landed at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International airport on 05 May 2019. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When we searched for the details regarding the Russian SU1492 crash-landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International airport, we found the complete details of this accident on the ‘Aviation safety Network’(ASN) website. This accident reportedly took place on 05 May 2019. According to the ‘ASN’ website, Aeroflot flight 1492, a Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B, returned to land at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in Russia and burst into flames during an attempted emergency landing.  Of the 78 persons on the board, 41 persons reportedly have died in this accident.  Reporting the details of this accident, several news agencies published articles in May 2019. They can be read here and here.

The ‘Investigative Committee of the ‘Russian Federation’ released video footage of the tragic Aeroflot Flight SU1492 crash-landing on 05 May 2019. ‘ASN’ and several media outlets have published this live video footage of SU1492 crash-landing. The footage can be seen here, here, and here.

On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, a video with similar visuals was found in a YouTube channel named ‘Dirceau Marchado’. Sharing this video, he mentioned it as a digitally simulated video by a ‘Kwai’ social media user, mariajosesuarez. On observing carefully, we could see a watermark ‘ID: mariajosesuarez68006’ on the video. Reporting the same, a few other users have shared this video on their YouTube channels. Similar simulation videos of airplane crash-landings can be seen here and here. Though we could not ascertain the origin of this video, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post has nothing to do with the 2019 crash-landing of Aeroflot Flight SU1492.

To sum it up, a simulated video is being shared as recent visuals of Russian Aeroflot flight SU1492 crash-landing in Moscow.


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