Monday, September 13, 2021

Old photo from China shared as passengers pushing plane at waterlogged Delhi Airport

New Delhi: Heavy rainfall lashed Delhi on Saturday and the Safdarjung observatory recorded a total of 1,100 mm of rainfall this monsoon season in the national capital.

Due to the heavy rainfall, many parts of Delhi, including Indira Gandhi International Airport, faced a flood-like situation. Amid this, a picture of people pushing an aircraft is viral with the claim that, due to waterlogging, the passengers are pushing an aircraft at Delhi airport.

A Twitter user posted this picture with the caption, "Delhi IGI Airport waterlogged due to heavy thunderstorm in the National Capital. #DelhiRains #DelhiAirport"

Another social media user wrote, "#DelhiRains Passengers showing Delhi spirit at #DelhiAirport".

The archived versions of the posts can be seen here and here.

India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AWFA) found that the viral picture is not from Delhi airport. This picture dates back to 2007 and was clicked at Yantai Airport in Shandong Province, China, where the airport workers were pushing a Shandong Airlines aircraft.

With the help of reverse image search, we found the viral photo in a news report dating back to August 14, 2007.

The report stated that the picture was taken at the Yantai Airport in Shandong Province, China. The image shows airport workers pushing Shandong Bombardier CRJ 200 away from the flooded runway.

According to a Chinese news report, we found that in 2007, several flights were delayed due to the flood at Yantai Airport's runway. More than 20 staff members pushed the plane to a safe area.

11/09/21 India Today

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