A photo of an overturned IAF chopper is viral claimed as a recent M17 crash in Laddakh.
A noted Pakistani ‘investigative’ journalist, Mubasher Lucman posted the image asking Indians to fact check.
Indians please check is this your M 17 crashed in Laddakh? We will keep you posted of any developments pic.twitter.com/Oc8LJVlGYp
— Mubasher Lucman (@mubasherlucman) September 13, 2020
— Today Pakistan News (@todayPakistan8) September 14, 2020
Indian MI 17 Helicopter has crashed in Ladakh.
I'm sure that they have crossed the line pic.twitter.com/YZg3fYNUxB
— Engin Altan Duzyatan (@eadksk__0) September 13, 2020
A Nepali handle, Irmak Idoya, which usually tweets such Fake News tweeted this too –
Today, Indian MI 17 Helicopter has crashed in Ladakh. pic.twitter.com/p4dQSCwZ8u
— Irmak Idoya इरमक ईड्या🇳🇵 (@Irmaknepal) September 13, 2020
See more such tweets here
It indeed was MI-17 but this accident happened in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand, 2 years ago.
One person was killed while three others were injured when the chopper while landing hit an iron girder. It was attempting to land at a helipad near Kedarnath Temple.
Below is the video of the crash
— ANI (@ANI) April 3, 2018
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