A post has surfaced on the internet claiming that Mexico has sent 5 alpha plane carrying 50000 liters each to amazon rainforest.
“Mexico sent 5 alpha plane carrying 50000 liters each, all this to help amazon” the text read.
Update : Mexico sent 5 alpha planes carrying 50,000 liters each , all this to help amazon. pic.twitter.com/tYspzKhTEb
— Jc (@Jc_Manriquez_) August 23, 2019
When NewsMobile fact-checked the post, we found the claim to be false.
On putting the image through Reverse Image Search, we found that the picture is not from Amazon.
This is a picture of Canadair CL 415 aircraft, Amphibious water bomber nicknamed Superscooper.
We found an article dated August 2010 which has featured this image. This image is being used as a representative image for a long time now.
When we ran a Google search to if indeed Mexico has send planes or not, we did not find any reports or official announcement confirming this news.
However, a Reuters article stated that Brazilian warplanes were being used to fight the fires in the Amazon Rainforest.
The above information proves that the viral post is FAKE.
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