Several large Indian media houses were scrambling on Friday to save face after publishing 2015 Chennai airport images, mislabeled by wire news agency Press Trust of India (PTI), alongside a story about parts of Ahmedabad airport being inundated with rain on Thursday.The error originated from PTI, and was spotted by Twitter users on Thursday when other news outlets carried images apparently showing an airside view of a waterlogged Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad.Also Read: Fake News Alert! No Double Tax Under GST on Credit Card PaymentsOn Friday, Press Trust of India acknowledged the error and said it had terminated the services of the photographer. The agency responded after getting pulled up by Smriti Irani, Information & Broadcasting Minister.BOOM spoke to Ahmedabad Airport Director Manoj Gangal, who said the pictures on social media, were “fake” and that operations at the airport were running normally. Gangal also added that he was considering filing a police complaint.Also Read: Fake News: Syed Salahuddin Wasn’t Offered Congress Ticket in 1987A spokesperson for Jet Airways corroborated his statement, saying that operations at the airport were normal on Thursday.Prominent news outlets such as The Indian Express, Business Line, IndiaTimes, India Today, AIR News Ahmedabad, and private weather forecaster Skymet Weather had used the images. The news outlets subsequently pulled down the images and published advisories explaining the mistake.Also Read: Fake News of ISIS Attacker in Spain Is a Robbery Report From 1998Here is a screenshot of an IndiaTimes article, which featured the wrong image, and was subsequently corrected:A regional news channel also used the wrong image:The Business Line’s Internet Editor tweeted:Also Read: Millions of Muslims Didn’t March Against ISIS, That Was Fake News\n\nBOOM was unable to find any other instance where the second photo with a man driving an Air India tractor on the runway was used in the past.We emailed PTI’s head office in New Delhi seeking clarity about when and where the photos were taken, and are awaiting a response. It is common practice among news outlets to buy pictures from news agencies such as PTI, Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), Associated Press, etc.A source familiar with the developments told BOOM:\n\nPTI has no staff photographer in Ahmedabad. They only employ freelance photographers for photo requirements. One of the freelance photographers sent this picture to the desk in Delhi. PTI has not responded to BOOM’s queries so far.Despite the fiasco with these two images, it is important to note that certain parts of Ahmedabad airport were indeed waterlogged, thought the water level is said to have receded through the day.Life has been thrown out of gear in northern and central parts of Gujarat, which have witnessed incessant rainfall since the beginning of the monsoon season last month.Also Read: Swachh Digital India: Fake News on Your Social Media, Spot the Not(This article was first published on BOOM and has been republished with permission.)(We all love to express ourselves, but how often do we do it in our mother tongue? Here's your chance! This Independence Day, khul ke bol with BOL – Love your Bhasha. Sing, write, perform, spew poetry – whatever you like – in your mother tongue. Send us your BOL at email@example.com or WhatsApp it to 9910181818.) We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.