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A video of a truck crashing into a helicopter is being falsely shared to be from India

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Recently, a video is being widely shared on social media platforms a truck crashing into a helicopter’s blades on the street with a claim that this incident happened in India. 

A Twitter user shared the video with a caption, "Helicopter accident with a truck in Amritsar Punjab. This happens only in India."

The video is being widely circulated on Facebook and Twitter with the same claim.

Our Investigation

In our investigation, we found this claim to be false. 

With the help of keyword searches, we found this video on YouTube and found that ‘RC Channel’ had uploaded the viral video on January 20. As per the description, a truck collided with a helicopter from the SSP-AC (Acre Public Security Secretariat) on January 18 in Rio Branco, Brazil. 

As per a report published by Daily Mail on January 21, “A police helicopter preparing to take off from a road in a Brazilian city was seriously damaged, and two of its occupants were injured, when a passing lorry came too close and collided with its blades.” Charles Matos, manager at the company that owned the lorry, told Daily Mail none of the three people in the vehicle faced any injuries.

Fact

In conclusion, the video on social media showing a helicopter crashing into a truck in being shared with a false claim that the viral video is from Amritsar is false. The clip was shot in Brazil.

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