ADVERTISEMENT

2019 Pic From Jammu Falsely Linked to Chopper Crash With CDS Bipin Rawat Aboard

The image dates back to 2019 when a helicopter had made an emergency landing in Jammu's Poonch district.

Updated
WebQoof
2 min read
2019 Pic From Jammu Falsely Linked to Chopper Crash With CDS Bipin Rawat Aboard
i

An image of an Indian Army helicopter is being linked to the IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in which Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others died in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on Wednesday, 8 December.

However, we found that the image in question dates back to 2019 when a helicopter had made an emergency landing in Jammu's Poonch district after is developed a technical snag.

CLAIM

Several social media users on Twitter and Facebook shared the image linking it to the helicopter crash that took place in Tamil Nadu.

You can view the archived version here.

(Source: Twitter/ Screenshot)

The archived version of the posts can be viewed here, here, here, here, and here.

ADVERTISEMENT

WHAT WE FOUND OUT

We performed a Google reverse image search and came across an article published by NDTV in October 2019 that carried the viral image.

As per the article, an Indian Army helicopter had then made a force-landing in Poonch district, Jammu.

NDTV carried the viral image in a 2019 article.

(Photo: NDTV/ Altered by The Quint)

The viral image can also be seen in news agency ANI's tweet from October 2019.

The Quint, too, had reported on the incident wherein the then Indian Army’s Northern Command Chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh was on board and had undergone all required medical tests in Udhampur military hospital and. No casualties were reported in the incident.

The Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv, which was believed to have developed a technical snag, had crash-landed in Poonch district’s Bedar area.

WHAT ABOUT THE IAF CHOPPER CRASH IN TAMIL NADU?

An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter carrying Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat crashed in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor. The Indian Air Force (IAF), has confirmed that Gen Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others died in the accident.

The chopper crashed enroute Wellington base. It had taken off from Sulur in the Nilgiris.

ADVERTISEMENT

But clearly this image being shared is from Jammu's Poonch district, which was falsely linked to the helicopter crash that took place in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor.

(Update: The article has been updated to reflect that General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others died in the crash.)

(Not convinced of a post or information you came across online and want it verified? Send us the details on WhatsApp at 9643651818, or e-mail it to us at webqoof@thequint.com and we'll fact-check it for you. You can also read all our fact-checked stories here.)

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Read and Breaking News at the Quint, browse for more from news and webqoof

Topics:  Tamil Nadu   Indian Army   Helicopter Crash 

ADVERTISEMENT
Published: 
Edited By :Padmashree Pande
Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Quint Insider
25
100
200

or more

PREMIUM

3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Insider Benefits
Read More
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT
More News
×
×