Moroccan-registered Aircraft Crashed in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan, Not Indian: Fact-Check 

According to the Afghan Badakhshan Police Command, an Indian passenger plane went off the radar and crashed in the Zibak district of Afghanistan. A video of the crash has been circulated, purporting to show  that an Indian passenger plane crashed in Afghanistan.

Verified accounts on twitter, including World Times (“@WorldTimesWT“) tweeted “BREAKING: Indian passenger plane crashes in Afghanistan: Afghan Badakhshan Police Command said passenger plane went off radar last night, Sunday. Plane crashed in #Zibak district of Afghanistan . Casualties yet to be confirmed. #Afghanistan #India #PlaneCrash” on Jan 21, 2024. The tweet went viral and has received an about 13.7k views on X.

Several other accounts, including Hareem Shah (“@Hareem_shah1122“), Neha Bisht (“@neha_bisht12“), chandan jha (“@chandan_jha_11“), Amu TV (“@AmuTelevision“), Rehan Malik (“@ArehanThoughts“), Farid Khan (“@_FaridKhan“) also made the same claim that an Indian passenger plane that was reportedly heading to Moscow crashes in Afghanistan. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that India has nothing to do with this aircraft. The aircraft, registered in Morocco, crashed in Badakhshan, Afghanistan. India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation has provided additional clarification about this.

@MoCA_GoI tweeted “The unfortunate plane crash that has just occurred in Afghanistan is neither an Indian Scheduled Aircraft nor a Non Scheduled (NSOP)/Charter aircraft. It is a Moroccan registered small aircraft. More details are awaited.” on Jan 21, 2024.

We visited livemint, which published an article on this incident on Jan 21, 2024 with the headline “Two killed, four injured after Moroccan passenger plane crashes in Topkhana mountains in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan”. Business Today posted an article with the headline “‘Not an Indian aircraft’: Government rejects reports of its plane crashing in Afghanistan”, which also clarified that the incident was not related to an Indian aircraft.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating unfortunate tragic visuals of Moroccan aircraft with false claims to set their narrative against India. A video of an aircraft crash has been shared claiming that an Indian passenger #planecrash in Afghanistan; Afghan Badakhshan Police Command said the passenger plane went off the radar and crashed in Zibak district of Afghanistan. In actuality, there is no connection between this aircraft and India. The aircraft crashed in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, and was registered in Morocco. Indian government’s Ministry of Civil Aviation has also provided clarification.

Conclusion:

Fact : The truth is that this aircraft has nothing to do with India. The aircraft was registered in Morocco and crashed in Badakhshan, Afghanistan. The Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, has also clarified.

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