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Viral clip claiming to show Ukraine helicopter crash is from 8 years ago

Several news websites have tweeted screenshots and video of a chopper accident claiming it to be the one that crashed in Kyiv Wednesday.

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New Delhi: Several news websites and journalists have tweeted screenshots and video of a helicopter crash claiming it to be the one that took place in Kyiv Wednesday.

News Intervention, a digital media platform, tweeted the video claiming it to be the accident in Ukraine Wednesday.

Defense Mirror, a site that focuses on defence reportage, also tweeted the video from the Russian crash with the caption, “Kyiv Helicopter Crash Kills Ukrainian Interior Minister, Children.”

Numerous other twitter accounts have also shared the video.

Fact check

The image and viral clip of the helicopter crash, however, is from an accident that took place in Russia eight years ago.

On Wednesday, 14 people, including a child, died when a helicopter came down in Brovary, Ukraine around 08:30 local time, the BBC reported. Three officials from Ukraine’s interior ministry were killed in the crash that took place in an eastern suburb of Kyiv, including Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky, First Deputy Minister Yevhen Yenin and State Secretary Yuriy Lubkovych.

The video doing the rounds on the internet Wednesday was taken by a spectator at the Gelendzhik Air Show in Russia in September 2014.

Users on the Internet, including journalist Karishma Suchdev, shared the viral clip and screenshots of it.


(In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer)

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