Footage of fire drill at Bangladesh airport shared as genuine emergency

Published on 20/01/2022 at 10:52

A video of what appears to be a plane engulfed by flames has been viewed thousands of times in Facebook posts that claim it shows an accident at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport that serves the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. However, the video has been shared in a misleading context. Major media outlets reported that the footage was taken during an emergency fire drill that used a dummy plane.