Pioneers circulated on social media a video clip, which they marketed as showing panic among passengers on board a Moroccan plane that was about to crash.
The publishers of the video, which has garnered two million views from this page alone, said that the scenes show the success of the captain of a Moroccan plane in avoiding a “disaster”.
But France’s News Investigation Service said that this claim is not true. The video consists of two clips, the first showing an Irish plane being subjected to turbulence, while the second is just a simulation.
And the agency explained that the first video shows a scene from inside a plane in which the voices of the passengers resound as they chant the phrases of martyrdom. As for the second, it shows a scene of a plane in the air, bearing the mark of the Moroccan airline, and it almost falls into the sea before it can return to land and land on an airport runway.
The installation of the two clips together suggests that they depict one accident involving a Moroccan plane.
And France Press stressed that the scenes do not belong to a plane that almost fell into the sea. One of the suspicious elements in the first clip is the appearance of yellow and blue seats, which are the two colors approved by the Irish company “Ryanair”, while the allegations speak of a Moroccan plane.--
In light of this, he directed the search, using keywords such as “Moroccan Ryanair accident,” to the same video clip, published on YouTube in 2020.-
The video was published at the time as showing a state of fear in a plane belonging to the Irish company that went through turbulence.
At that time, a Ryanair plane heading to Brussels from Oujda Airport (eastern Morocco) witnessed severe turbulence, but this did not affect its safety.
As for the second video, in which a plane bearing the logo of the Moroccan airline appears, flying in the sky and approaching sea water, it is similar to many clips spread on the Internet for electronic simulation of flights.
Subsequently, a Lebanese skipper confirmed to AFP after seeing the video that he was not depicting a real trip. “This video is just a simulation,” said the pilot, who asked not to be named, referring to technical elements that confirm this, including the speed of the plane’s movement.