A post accompanying a video of group of people pushing a plane is shared by associating it with PM Modi’s popular slogan ‘Achhe Din’, so as to insinuate that the video is from India. Let’s fact-check the video shared in the post.
Claim: Video of people pushing an airplane in India.
Fact: This incident happened at Bajura airport in Kolti, Nepal and has nothing to do with India. Passengers had to push an aircraft off the runway as its rear tyre burst while landing. As the video went viral on social media, multiple news agencies reported it as from Nepal. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
This incident happened at Bajura airport in Kolti, Nepal where passengers pushed an aircraft. Google search with relevant keywords yielded multiple news reports which reported the same video. As per one such news report, the rear tyre of an aircraft burst while landing, and passengers had to eventually push the plane off the runway as the aircraft was unable to move.
‘The aircraft belonged to Tara Airlines with registration number 9NAEV. The aircraft was stranded in the middle of the runway obstructing the path for other planes. Hence, passengers and security officials came together to help it move off the runway’ reported News18, as the video went viral on social media.
Few Nepali news articles which reported the video can be read here and here. Hence, from these news reports, it is evident that video of passengers pushing an aircraft in Nepal is wrongly attributed to India and the current government.
To sum it up, this video of people pushing an aircraft off the runway is from Nepal, not India.