Fact Check: Here's the truth behind this viral photo claiming to be of PIA flight that crashed in Karachi

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A picture of a plane is being shared with a claim that it of the PIA A320 plane which crashed into a residential area near the Jinnah International Airport, in Karachi, on May 22, 2020, minutes before its landing.
“Photo Before Landing Of PK-320 😓” – the caption read. 

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NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.
We put the image through Reverse Image Search and found a link to a YouTube video dated June 28, 2019.

We checked the video and found that the picture is a screengrab taken from the video at 0:45 seconds on the video.

In the video description, we also found a disclaimer stating that the video is a simulated crash.
REMINDER: All my plane crash videos are just simulated crashes. Most of the shown crashes have no real background. Easy words: THEY ARE JUST FANTASY CRASHES! Real plane crashes are terrible, do not watch real crashes just for your entertainment. This is really sick. Better watch simulated crashes like this video here. This here is just for entertainment. ” it read.

The description also read that the videos were created with FSX & AFS2 & XPlane 11 –Flight Simulator video games.
The above information clearly establishes that the picture is NOT real and is not connected to the PIA plane crash in Karachi. Hence, the claim being made is false.

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