QuickCheck: Did an airliner make a bumpy emergency landing recently?


A 36-second video on Twitter that has gone viral claims to show a bumpy emergency landing by a Garuda Indonesia aircraft at an unnamed airport, ending with smoke billowing from the airliner. Is what is shown in the video true?

VERDICT:

FALSE

According to AFP Fact Check, the video was in fact a recording made by someone playing a flight simulator game called X-Plane 11.

In the video titled "Most Crazy Emergency Landing By Drunk Pilot|X-Plane 11" uploaded on May 1, 2020, the actual "crash" that had gone viral happened at the 5:44 mark.

Additionally, the description uploaded along with the video begins with: "Important: This is only in the flight simulation. This situation is not real."

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