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Abandoned Aircraft got stuck under the bridge while it was being carried by Truck

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A video is being widely shared on social media with a claim that it shows an aircraft stuck under a bridge in Durgapur (West Bengal). It is also being claimed that the aircraft got stuck as the pilot mistook the motorway as the runway due to heavy mist. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Airplane stuck under the bridge, in Durgapur (West Bengal), as the pilot mistook the motorway as the runway due to the heavy mist.

Fact: The aircraft was stuck under the bridge while it was being carried by truck. It was not being handled by the pilot. It was an abandoned India Post aircraft. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.   

When searched on Google with the keywords ‘aircraft under bridge west bengal’, many news articles and videos regarding the incident were found in the search results.

In the ‘Times Now News’ article, it can be read that an abandoned India Post aircraft got stuck under a bridge in Durgapur (West Bengal) while it was being carried by truck. Other articles regarding the incident can be read here, here and here. So, the story that ‘the pilot mistook the motorway as the runway due to heavy mist’ is not true

To sum it up, an abandoned aircraft got stuck under the bridge while it was being carried by truck.

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