2007 Photo From China Shared As Waterlogging at Delhi Airport
This photo from 2007 shows staff of Shandong Airlines pushing an aircraft at the Yantai airport in China.
Following heavy rainfall in Delhi and the subsequent waterlogging in several areas, including at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in Delhi, a photo of people pushing an aircraft on a flooded runway is doing the rounds on social media with the claim that it is from Delhi airport.
However, we found the photo is from 2007 and showed scenes from the Yantai Penglai International Airport at Yantai city in Shandong Province, China.
The photo is being shared with the claim that reads: "Passengers showing Delhi spirit at Delhi airport. (sic)"
WHAT WE FOUND
We conducted a Google reverse image search and found the photo in a website called 'flight global' published on 14 August 2007.
The headline in the article read: 'Yantai airport workers push Shandong Airlines Bombardier CRJ 200 away from flooded runway.' The incident happened in 12 August 2007.
We also found the news on a website called 'Sohu News' that had also published the photos of the flooded runway.
The article read that from 8-12 August 2007, Yantai city received heavy rainfall and due to incessant rains, water had entered the airport, which was later closed.
Another photo from the article showed the name of the flight as China-based 'Shandong Airlines B-3008'.
Although, visuals from Delhi airport on Saturday, 11 September showed flooding on the runway where aircraft were parked, this 14-year-old photo doesn't show that.
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